Sheila Wairimu Waweru, Dr. Doreen Kimathi


The general objective of this study is to establish the influence of Project Monitoring and Evaluation practices on the performance of National Government water and sanitation projects in Machakos County, Kenya. Specifically, this study sought to assess the influence of Project Monitoring and Evaluation planning on the performance of National Government water and sanitation projects in Machakos County, Kenya, to assess the influence of Project Monitoring and Evaluation stakeholder involvement on the performance of National Government water and sanitation projects in Machakos County, Kenya. The target population comprised of 270 respondents comprising of 167 project employees, 64 national government representatives and 39 local authorities from Machakos County. The study’s sample size was reached at using Krejcie and Morgan sample size determination table. The 159 respondents were chosen with the help of stratified random sampling technique. Primary data was used in this study. The study’s primary data was obtained using semi-structured questionnaires. Quantitative and qualitative data was generated from the close-ended and open-ended questions, respectively. Qualitative data was analyzed on thematic basis and the findings provided in a narrative form. Inferential and descriptive statistics were employed for analysis of quantitative data with the assistance of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 28). The study results were presented through use of tables and figures. The study concludes that project monitoring and evaluation planning has a positive and significant influence on the performance of National Government water and sanitation projects in Machakos County, Kenya. In addition, the study concludes that stakeholder involvement has a positive and significant influence on the performance of National Government water and sanitation projects in Machakos County, Kenya. Based on the results, this study recommends proper planning practices and defining the roles and responsibilities of the project teams so as to enhance project performance.



Waweru, S. W. & Kimathi. D. (2022). Project Monitoring And Evaluation Practices On Performance Of National Government Water And Sanitation Projects In Machakos County, Kenya. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 3(2022), 96-105

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