Critical Success Factors and Performance of Water Projects in Machakos County, Kenya
Muema, Donatter Mwikali
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The increasing crisis on water causes a big threat towards the progress of the world to viable development1in the new1millennium. However, the performance of water projects especially in the developing economies has registered low performance levels. This study, therefore, sought to analyze critical success factors on the performance of water projects by Machakos County Government, Kenya. The study used a descriptive survey research design. The study established that funds availability, stakeholders’ participation, technical capacity, and organizational culture positively and significantly determine the performance of water projects. The study recommended that all county governments must always ensure proper projections are made before the commencement of the projects’ works. Also, the management of water projects funded by the counties should come up with effective communication channels between parties engaged in the project implementation process. The study recommended that to enhance technical capability and capacity, county governments should embrace the current drilling machinery and equip county engineers with skills that match with current trends. Given that the success of county water projects depends on strong cohesive organizational culture, it’s therefore paramount for all counties to continually nurture their organizational culture for better results.