Factors Affecting The Performance of Kwale County Government Projects in Kenya
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Globally, projects catalyze development with varied goals and objectives from eliminating poverty, improving health care, developing infrastructure, providing quality education, creating jobs, adopting modern technology, and prosper the economy towards improving livelihood and quality of life. These goals fall under the United Nations vision 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs) which are, however, seriously challenged by pandemics, conflicts, climate change, corruption and several other obstructions.Kwale county government has been experiencing challenges in the management of resources and delivery of projects that meet citizen’s expectations.This study examined the factors affecting the performance of Kwale county government projects in kenya. The specific objectives were to establish the effect of budget planning, access to funds, stakeholder engagement and oversight monitoring on the performance of kwale county government projects in kenya. This study was anchored on Stakeholder theory, institutional theory and Agency theory. The study adopted descriptive research design and the target population was 54 respondents. Data was collected using questionnaires and analysed using descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and multiple regression analysis. The results of the data analysis indicates that there is an insignificant linear relationship between budgeting and performance of Kwale County government projects but funding has a positive significant relationship on Performance. Further, stakeholder participation was found to have a positive and significant influence on the performance of Kwale county government projects. Monitoring of projects has an insignificant negative relationship on the performance of Kwale County government projects. The study recommended that the CGOK should enhance the selection criteria of the project management committee members (PMCs) concerning education level, project-related certification, and work experience.