Books & eBooks on ORM, O'Reilly, Logo, Friends


Hellen Wanja Munene - Master of Business Administration (Project Management) Student at Kenyatta University, Kenya

Dr. Kaburu Kinoti - Lecturer, Department of Management Science of Kenyatta University, Kenya


In order for projects to achieve the intended objectives there is need for the project team to continuously, monitor the project activities with the objective of ensuring that the project is on course and take corrective actions whenever there are significant deviations. This process involves regular and systematic collection, analysing and reporting of information about a project’s inputs, activities, outputs and intended impact. In addition, due to continuous calls for accountability and transparency in project management, project managers are required to continuously monitor and evaluate their projects to ensure that they meet the objectives for which they were established. However, in spite of the important element of monitoring and evaluation in project success, there is still limited evidence on the effect of each monitoring and evaluation approach on project performance. To address this gap, the study investigated the influence of monitoring and evaluation approaches on the performance of maize production projects based on Galana Kulalu irrigation project. The study objectives evaluated the effects of result-oriented and logical framework, monitoring and evaluation approaches on performance of maize production projects. The study operationalization was guided by change theory and the results based management theory. The study was based on descriptive research design with a population of 132 target respondents drawn from the ministry of water and sanitation from which stratified sampling method will be used to select a sample of 71 respondents. Primary data was utilised in carrying out the analysis which was obtained through a semi structured questionnaire. A pilot study was conducted in Tana Irrigation Scheme to improve validity of questionnaires while Cronbach’s Alpha was used to test for reliability. Data collected from the field was analysed on the basis of descriptive statistics including means, frequencies and standard deviation for quantitative data and conceptual content analysis for qualitative data. Inferential analysis was carried out using regression analysis. The predictive power of the model was established through R2, the fitness of the model assessed through the F-statistic while the significance of the study coefficients assessed through the P-value. The study concluded that result oriented approach and logical framework approach was significantly employed by the project team and they had a positive and significant effect on performance of the project. The study recommends that the project M&E team needs to integrate the four monitoring and evaluation approaches for better results. The study recommends further that the project team needs to involve all stakeholders in the monitoring.

Full Length Research (PDF Format)