Role of participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) in SACCO’s performance in Arumeru District

Shayo, Neema Robert (2019) Role of participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E) in SACCO’s performance in Arumeru District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study assessed the role of PM&E on SACCO’s performance whereby PM&E was conceptually envisaged to have more value added on improving performance of project more than conventional M&E. The study specifically assessed factors affecting performance of SACCOS in Arumeru District, the PM&E process on improving performance of SACCOS in Arumeru District, the PM&E tools on performance in Arumeru District; and the community empowerment strategies on improving performance in Arumeru District. The study was conducted in a survey design whereby eight SACCOS operating in Arumeru District were selected. The study also involved 116 respondents who were selected randomly from these SACCOS. Data were collected quantitatively primarily from respondents through questionnaire form. Data were descriptively analyzed by SPSS version 20.0 whereby weighted average (mean) and standard deviation were used. The findings revealed that performance of SACCOS in Arumeru District had influential factors and PM&E in terms of its planning, process, determining objectives and indicators; and gathering data; analyzing data; sharing the information and defining actions to be taken. Others are PM&E tools and community empowerment strategies could contribute more than conventional M&E. Generally, it can be concluded that, the introduction of the contemporary M&E namely PM&E which involves primary stakeholders have enhanced performance. Recommendations were given to all SACCOS in Arumeru District to review its policies and guidelines in order to identify all area of weakness with regard to PM&E. It also recommended that, to extend awareness seminar on the importance of PM&E to members.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2021 12:37
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2021 12:39

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