Determinants of implementation of Construction projects funded by Constituency development funds: a case of Public secondary schools Kikuyu sub-county, Kiambu county Kenya
The Constituency Development Fund was established way back in 2003 through an Act of Parliament. It is one of the devolved funds that are allocated to sub-county for development of projects. The funds were aimed at improving living standards to the concerned communities and boaster the development initiatives. Hence the purpose of this study was be to investigate determinants of implementation of CDF funded construction projects a case of public secondary schools kikuyu sub-county, Kiambu County. The study objective intended to investigate the following; To determine level of funding by CDF influence on implementation of CDF funded construction project in public secondary schools in kikuyu sub-county, To determine stakeholders involvement influence on implementation of CDF funded construction project in public secondary schools kikuyu sub-county and To investigate how monitoring and evaluation tools influence implementation of CDF funded construction projects in public secondary schools kikuyu sub-county. The study adopted quantitative and qualitative and in particular a descriptive survey research design because it involved collecting information about people’s attitudes, opinions, and habits on a phenomenon by administering a questionnaire and interview guide to a sample of individuals and it describes the characteristics of a population or a phenomena that was studied. The target population for the study was N=70 respondents. Based on Krejcie and Morgan (1970) table for determining sample size, for a given population of a sample size of n=59 respondents was appropriate. Data collection instruments tools used were questionnaire and interview guide technique where by Semi structured questionnaire was administered to the school principals and the interview guide to the CDF official. Out of the questionnaire distributed 50 were fully filled with relevant information for analysis, this represents response rate 94.7%. Data was analyzed through the use of a computer software SPSS. The data collected was analyzed by descriptive statistics such as frequencies and percentages were used to describe the data. The analyzed data was presented in form of tables and Correlation analysis conducted. The study found out that majority of respondents 80% indicated the level/amount of funding mostly done by the CDF has correlation coefficient of 0.863 a strong positive relationship showing that level of funding determines the implementation. The study also found out that stakeholder’s involvement is a vital tool in implementation with 90% giving an affirmation of involvement with a correlation coefficient of 0.967*. The study also found out that use M&E tools is a crucial in tracking the progress with 96% asserting its significance and the use of this tools a correlation coefficient of 0.832 is a strong relationship. The study recommends that there is need all stakeholders are involved in all development plans, increase training use of M&E tools, Lessons learned serve as a reference and allocated of enough resources for all project implementation.