Effective use of monitoring and evaluation systems in managing HIV/AIDS related projects: A case study of local NGOS in Kenya
Karani, Francis Nyaga
Bichanga, Walter Okibo
Kamau, Charles Guandaru
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Close monitoring and evaluation during implementation leads to projects success. This study sought to determine how effectively the HIV/AIDS projects implemented by NGOs in Kenya are monitored and evaluated as laid down by the current National HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Framework found in the Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan 2009/10-2012/13 (KNASP III). The research considered several factors that affect the effective use of Monitoring and Evaluation by project managers in NGOs with HIV/AIDS projects in Kenya. These include lack of commitment by the project managers, incompetency on the use of the Monitoring and Evaluation systems by project managers, stringent donor requirements and capacity constraints of the NGOs. The data collected was analyzed using both quantitative and qualitative techniques. Measures of central tendency that is the mean, mode, and median were computed and interpreted. The data is presented using frequency distribution tables, pie charts and bar graphs. Relationship between various variables is established using simple correlation and regression. The researcher has used the software of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and the Ms-Excel. The data is also given in narrative form for explanation of situations. High ethical standards were maintained by the researcher. The study is significant in that has established the status of effective use of Monitoring and Evaluation in NGOs dealing with the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Kenya. This will contribute towards filling the present knowledge gap. The study will also form a basis on which other studies can be carried out.