Determinants of implementation of government funded projects: case of the judiciary refurbishment of courts in the North Coast region, Kenya
This report was aimed to determine the implementation of Government funded projects. Government funded projects are globally believed to fail compared to the privately-owned projects. The study was guided by the following objectives: To assess the influence of contract variation on the implementation of Government funded projects, to assess the influence of stakeholders on the implementation of government funded projects, to assess the influence of judicial work on the implementation of Government funded projects, to assess the influence of bureaucracy on the implementation of Government funded projects and to assess the influence of project Management Professionalism on the implementation of Government funded projects. The literature review examined various ideas that supported, evaluated and critiqued the cumulative knowledge growth on the subject of the study. From the theoretical framework, the study elaborated the stakeholder’s analysis and the agile project management approach in support of the study. The interrelationships between the study variables are conceptualized and the hypotheses were tested using the chi square test of dependency. The study has employed descriptive survey design which was focusing on finding out what, when and how much of phenomena. In addition, questionnaires were used in order to collect data. The study used primary and secondary data sources. Data was gathered from a population of 46 employees of the Judiciary and project managers from the Ministry of Works and obtained 44 responses which was 96% response rate. The study found out that contract variation is increasing the project costs and key stakeholders need should be involved throughout the project life cycle further, the study found out that failure to involve stakeholders has led to project failures and stalled projects. It was also found that judicial functions are influencing projects implementation. Additionally, the study found that bureaucracy did not have a significant influence to the implementation of projects but is very important to public projects for transparency and accountability. The project professionalism also was found not having a significant influence to the implementation of Government funded projects. The study recommends that the Judiciary should involve key stakeholders in their project processes, the Government to review the timelines of the Judiciary projects, the Judiciary to analyze their stakeholders to know their needs and want. Finally, the study recommends the Judiciary to have a well established policy for guidance and utilization of their resources.