Factors Affecting Sustainability of Donor Funded Programs: A Case Study of the Newborn Resuscitation Program in Dar es Salaam Region

Mponzi, Victor (2017) Factors Affecting Sustainability of Donor Funded Programs: A Case Study of the Newborn Resuscitation Program in Dar es Salaam Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the factors affecting sustainability of projects that are funded by donors with a case study of Dar es Salaam region. The study was conducted in the three districts of Dar es salaam; Ilala, Kinondoni and Temeke where 195 health care providers were contacted as respondents by using a purposive sampling. The study used in-depth interviews, focused group discussion and standard questionnaires to collect data. Descriptive data analysis was found in SPSS (Statistical Package for social Sciences (SPSS) and Microsoft Access was used for data storage. The study findings have revealed that program design and management have a direct relationship with sustainability of donor funded projects. The study found that if the project was designed to accommodate sustainability component from the beginning there is a higher chance of the project to be able continue with implementation beyond the donor funding period. Management of the project was seemed to have an effect towards sustainability of the project. In this study the project was partly managed by the Ministry of health who are the key pillars to continuity of the program. Results are also showing that for a project to easily sustain, there is importance of the project to really fit to the existing settings. There is a high chance for a project to sustain its implementation if the activities are part of the national health care setting big picture for instance in clinical practices and national health reporting system. Failure of this may hinder sustainability of the donor funded project. In order for donor funded projects to sustain beyond funding discontinue, organizations running the projects should ensure that the local and central authorities are part and parcel of the project implementation. It is important for the project to advocate for the government to start budgeting for activities that have been funded by donors.

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: 03 Oct 2018 16:45
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2018 16:45
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2046

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