Silas Otieno Okumu, Dr. Anayo Senelwa, Dr. Benard Lango


Donor funded projects are of great interest to the government, civil society organizations and the beneficiaries. Health projects are among the highly funded projects by governments and donors. The general objective of the study was to examine the effect of stakeholder management on performance of donor funded health projects in Kenya. The study was based on stakeholder theory. The study employed correlational research design.  The target population of the study was 44 project managers, 115 project officers, 81 project monitoring & evaluation officers, and 68 project finance managers.   Census method was used to enumerate the entire population. Data was then collected using questionnaires.  Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for data analysis, leveraging SPSS. The data was then presented in statistical tables. All ethical considerations were strictly adhered to. Findings show that stakeholder management has significant effect on performance of donor funded health projects in Kenya (β1=0.719, p value= 0.000). The study recommends that project managers should give a platform for stakeholders to participate in all project’s phases to understand what stakeholders exactly want by conducting needs assessment.


Key Words: Stakeholder Management, Project Management Practices, Performance, Donor Funded Health Projects 

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