Effectiveness of District Council’s Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in Influencing Projects Sustainability at District Level: A Case Study of Sengerema District Council

Mwakyusa, Ramsy Thomas (2018) Effectiveness of District Council’s Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in Influencing Projects Sustainability at District Level: A Case Study of Sengerema District Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

An appropriate monitoring and evaluation mechanism is among factors that contribute positively towards actualization of project sustainability (Mahonge, 2013). Also, M&E systems have already proven to be useful in managing and improving public sector affairs (Mackay, 2007) and in influencing program outcomes sustainability (Wesh, 2005). District councils as implementers and coordinators of development initiatives implemented by state and non state actors in the district, uses their M&E systems as a tool for managing those initiatives. However, there seem to be a weakness in integrating program activities left behind by non-governmental actors after leaving the district; an integration that would have enabled a continued management of risks that affects programs’ outcome sustainability, until those activities are adapted into the local livelihood of the beneficiaries. Therefore, this document is an account of the effectiveness of district councils M&E systems particularly in taking on board initiatives by NGOs and how sustainability is being affected. Using Sengerema DC as a case, it was learned that the district council M&E system is used to assess NGO programs at all stages thus creating an opportunity for identifying and managing factors that affect sustainability. Also program initiatives are included in the comprehensive council plan as an attempt to sustain them. However there is a lack of continued M&E support to the program activities left after exit of implementing organizations due to challenges such as lack of financial support from the government.It also features recommendations by the researcher for improving the situation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 10:09
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 10:09
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2320

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