The Relationship between Integrated Financial Management Information System and Performance of Government Ministries in Kenya
Ayim, Otieno Ray
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IFMIS has been promoted as a core component of public financial reforms in many developing countries. The study sought to establish the relationship between IFMIS and the performance in government ministries. The researcher was guided by the following three questions to assess if system quality of IFMIS has impacted the performance of government ministries in Kenya, to assess Information quality after implementation of IFMIS in Government Ministries in Kenya and to evaluate service quality of IFMIS in relation to government performance in Kenya. The study was hinged on the systems theory, Technology acceptance model theory and DeLone and McLean’s Model. Descriptive research design was used in the study, this is because it captures the current state of affairs. The population of the study was 350 staff at the national treasury. Descriptive research design was used in the study, this is because it captures the current state of affairs. The study collected primary data using a questionnaire administered through drop and pick later method to respondents in IFMIS department. Analysis of the results was done based on the research objectives using descriptive statistical tools such as frequency tables, percentages, mean and standard deviation with the aid of SPSS software. The findings indicated that the independent variables which were system quality, information quality and service quality had a significant influence on government performance. The study revealed service quality and system quality had the highest performance therefore their role in government performance is very important and should be given more attention. The study found out that information quality plays a key role in performance of ministries in the government. Also it was recommended that the government and other key stake holders needed to invest in robust infrastructure. The study recommended that the government through its various ministries should effectively implement IFMIS for quick and transparent transaction.