Assessment of the Factors Affecting Sustainability of Community Based Projects in Rural Areas: A Case of Bagamoyo District, Tanzania

Mrangu, Rehema Gasper (2018) Assessment of the Factors Affecting Sustainability of Community Based Projects in Rural Areas: A Case of Bagamoyo District, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Sustainability of community based projects has been an intricate process. However, effective community participation, monitoring and evaluation, and financial factors plays crucial role in determining the existence of the projects. This study assesses the factors affecting sustainability of community based projects in Bagamoyo District, 190 respondents were randomly sampled. Questionnaires were administered to 170 respondents while interview was adopted to collect data from the rest 20 participants. Quantitative approaches were deployed to analyse data involving descriptive and inferential statistics using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) 23rd version. Analysis of the findings showed that, local community involvement (Beta=.12, p=.04), monitoring and evaluation (Beta=.18, p=.05), and financial factor (Beta=.05, p=.04) explains 55% of variation on the prediction of sustainability on CBPs. On the other hand, there was significant relationship (F(3,146)=2.72, p=.04) betweenlocal community involvement, monitoring and evaluation, financial factor, and sustainability of CBPs. Results implies that, most of the CBPs in Bagamoyo does not meet expected impacts and goals since they are conducted with ineffective community participation, poor monitoring and evaluation and funded solicited are mostly not released on time or mismanaged. Researcher recommends that,government and other stakeholders should enforce proper mechanisms that will encourage mutual benefits to the local communities in CBPs; and CBPs should be designed with self-financing mechanisms in order to ensure their survival even after phasing out of donors funds

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2018 08:08
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 08:08
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2228

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