Factors Influencing the Performance of Projects Implemented by Ngos in the Health Sector: a Case of Hiv/aids Projects in Nairobi County, Kenya.
This purpose behind this research study was to investigate factors influencing the performance of HIV/AIDS projects implemented by NGOs in the health sector. It was conducted in Nairobi County, Kenya. Study objectives included the following: to investigate how funding, stakeholder involvement, effective planning and organizational leadership influences performance of HIV/AIDS projects among selected NGOs in Nairobi County, Kenya. The method employed to undertake the study of problem was to utilize descriptive research design. Population targeted was 347 projects that are being implemented by 112 NGOs registered and operational within Nairobi County in the health sector. The data gathered from participants was through questionnaires was qualitative as well as quantitative. Quantitative data was analyzed via descriptive statistic through SPSS Version 21.0. The knowledge generated from this study may help the policies formulated by Government of Kenya’s Ministry of Health. Further, it may help project managers further improve project designs that deliver outcomes that have long lasting impact and having health projects enhance their performance by being completed on time, budget and meeting stakeholder expectations. Based on information collected from the study, the researcher concludes that when there is no adequate funding, overall performance of the project is impacted negatively and objectives not met for projects in HIV/AIDS services in Nairobi County, many HIV/AIDS related projects run out of resources before completion, stakeholder involvement directly influences HIV/AIDS projects performance in HIV/AIDS services in Nairobi County, effective planning promoted the performance of health projects working in HIV/AIDS, Project leadership type and style as well as organizational leadership influences the performance of health projects working in HIV/AIDS services and that existence of a team structure influences performance of HIV/AIDS projects. The study recommends that the planning team should consider resource planning to avoid abandoning projects midway. Project need to build in flexibility in implementation and have a warning system when things are not going as per plan so that corrective action is taken. Resource mobilization and fundraising ought to be diversified so that there is a committed and varied pool of funds to enable execution of HIV/AIDS projects. Implementing organizations should also get institutional support from Government and donors so that they build local capacity to implement the projects and also build financial, social and organizational sustainability. Local NGOs should strengthen the management by ensuring that qualified and experienced personnel who have an experience of working in the NGO world are given management positions
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