The role of Monitoring and Evaluation in improving Sustainability of water projects: A case study of Water Projects in Bagamoyo district, Pwani Region

Kayaga, Nathaniel S. (2015) The role of Monitoring and Evaluation in improving Sustainability of water projects: A case study of Water Projects in Bagamoyo district, Pwani Region. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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This dissertation is about explaining the role of Monitoring and Evaluation in improving the sustainability in water projects. The study was conducted in Bagamoyo District in Pwani region, whereas five (5) wards and six (6) villages were studied, those wards includes Zinga, Kiromo, Fukayosi, Dunda and Kiwangwa. The study had the following specific objectives, firstly to determine the current M&E practices applied in water projects, to determine challenges faced by water projects in implementing M&E practices and to find out the proposed best approaches to be used in improving M&E practices applied in water projects. A total of 100 respondents were drawn from different levels which included the officials in District water department, who are the project implementers, Village government members including water committees members and local communities who are the water users and the project beneficiaries. Both Quantitative data obtained through prepared questionnaires and Qualitative data from Interviews done with villagers, district officials and village government members were used, together with documentary evidences. Findings of this study showed that, the most applied M&E practices in water projects is Field visit and meeting. Other practices are APR, LFA and PRA, which are not effectively applied. It also revealed that, most of established water projects lacks sustainability, and the major reason among others is ineffective M&E systems. The findings showed that, water projects faces challenges in implementing M&E practices including Low budgetary allocation in M&E activities, Lack of technical M&E staffs, Low central government support, poor project reports and information systems, poor community participation. It also revealed the absence of an independent M&E unit in the District water department and the use of Unqualified and untrained M&E staffs. Lastly, the findings proposed on the use of best approaches to improve M&E systems including Capacity building and Training programmes, the change of National policies and plans from Infrastructure to service oriented or approach, to establish an Independent M&E unit in Bagamoyo district water department and adopting Participatory approach. Keywords: Monitoring, Evaluation, Sustainability and Water projects.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:56
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:56

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