Leah Agola Ochieng, Dr. Ishmail Noor


Effective stakeholder management is essential for achieving sustainable and improved health outcomes in donor-funded health projects in Nairobi County, Kenya. However, there are significant challenges and gaps that hinder optimal stakeholder engagement and coordination, resulting in suboptimal project performance and limited impact. Therefore, the present study sought to examine the influence of stakeholder management and their impact on the performance of donor-funded health projects in Nairobi County. The study was guided by the following specific objectives; to examine the influence of monitoring and evaluation on performance of donor funded health Projects in Nairobi city county; and to find out the influence of project time management on performance of donor funded health Projects in Nairobi city county. This study was anchored on results-based management and critical chain theory. This study will employ cross-sectional survey research design. The target population for this study was 56 donor-funded health projects in Nairobi County, Kenya. The study specifically targeted the project managers of these health projects. Due to the small size of the study population, the census sampling approach was used; therefore, the sample size for the study was 56 respondents. This study used primary data collected using a semi- structured questionnaire. Six questionnaires were used in this study for pilot test. The pilot group was selected from study population and excluded from the final study. Qualitative data collected was analyzed using content analysis and presented in prose form. On the other hand, quantitative data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics techniques such as means, standard deviation, frequencies and percentages. The study also computed Pearson correlation to measure the strength and direction of linear relationship between variables. Multiple regression models were fitted to the data in order to determine how the independent variables influence the dependent variable. Presentation was done in tables and figures. The study found that monitoring and evaluation processes have a significantly positive impact on project performance, enabling informed decision-making, timely issue resolution, and overall performance improvement. Lastly, effective project time management practices were identified as crucial for ensuring enhanced overall project performance. These findings collectively underscore the importance of integrating monitoring and evaluation and time management practices into the management of donor-funded health projects to optimize their impact in Nairobi city county.

Key Words: Stakeholder management, Donor-funded health projects, Monitoring and evaluation, Project time management 

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