Project Management Practices and Implementation of Market Development Projects in the County Government of Kisumu
Tilla, Simon Osome
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Successful implementation of the project may be evaluated according to time, expense and efficiency. In order for a project to be effective, it must be carried out within the defined or scheduled budget, follow the scheduled deadlines and provide an end result which conforms to the quality and requirements established by the procurement agency. However, the expected level of development as per the proposed county government development plan has not been realised as expected due to increased challenges’ in project management hence creating a gap. The aim of this study was to establish the extent in which project management practices affects implementation of market development projects in the County Government of Kisumu. Specific objectives of this research was geared in determining how stakeholders’ participation, project feasibility, County government support and monitoring and evaluation influences implementation of market development projects in the County Government of Kisumu. The study was anchored by institutional theory, stakeholders’ theory and resource-based theory. The study concentrated on descriptive research design with respect to research methodology. The total number of respondents consisted of 400 officials who had been specifically connected to project implementation. To pick the respondents, a simple random sampling method was employed. As a data collection method, the study introduced semi-structured questionnaires. The primary data was obtained using semi-structured questionnaires that were analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The study found that stakeholder participation, project feasibility, government support, monitoring and evaluation positively and significantly influenced project implementation. The study concluded that in its committee, market management committees supported monitoring and assessment. The projects introduced gave the recipients the ability to profit, both directly and indirectly, and provided them a favourable legal structure for business growth projects. The government has informed market management committees of its assistance. The study recommended that market management committees in their committee should support monitoring and assessment. Implementation of a project can foster mutual ownership of the project. A favourable regulatory structure for business growth projects should be available. The Government should ensure that it supports market management committees.