Factors influencing the effective implementation of CDF projects in Masinga constituency
Ndeto, Mueni Esther
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This study looked at the-Whole practice of project management with a close regard to the phase of project implementation being the phase that carry most of the project- effort (85%). The principle objective was to investigate the factors influencing the effective implementation of CDF projects in Masinga constituency. The CDF projects are meant to foster national development from the grass roots level, sub location. Each constituency has a committee directly involved in the allocation of funds to various projects in their respective areas. These projects are normally prioritized as per the urgent needs of that particular area - Pressing Needs Identification (PNI). The study concentrated on one constituency. The study focused on reliable responses from CDF beneficiaries and the CDF project officers. The findings of the study have both theoretical and practical implications for the future of CDF projects and National Development in Kenya particularly the remote and poverty stricken rural areas. This enables them to be self-reliant and develop both socially and economically. Practically the study is useful to policy makers in different sectors of national building. Data was collected by use of questionnaires. A pilot study was carried out at Kangonde sub-location to determine the validity and reliability of the questionnaires before the actual study was carried out. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the quantitative and qualitative data. The analysis gives a wide discussion on how the questionnaires were administered, the organization and management of interviews, methods of data collection and the techniques of the data analysis. Qualitative data was analyzed by content analysis from the coded information. The findings help highlight and illuminate issues of more general significance for proper management of CDF funds with special regard to general national development. From the findings of the study, it emerged that the implementation phase is very crucial to every project. The conclusions of the study show that generally the constituents were not happy with the running of CDF. The study recommends that all the CDF projects needed to be run professionally to avoid the seemingly stalling of the projects and to provide financial accountability to the general public.