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An Assesment Of Wetland Influence On Water Quality Of River Mereronyi, Kenya.

ABSTRACT An investigation to assess the influence of a natural wetland in the middle reach of River Mereronyi , Kenya, on the river water quality was carried out between May and June, 2008. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of this particular wetland on nutrients (Nitrogen and Phosphorus) and removal and trapping of coliforms (E. coli, total coliforms) in the river water. Water samples were collected weekly using acid washed plastic bottles, while sediment samples were collecte...

Project Evaluation And Organizational Learning In The Road Construction Industry Of Uganda: A Case Study Of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

ABSTRACT The study sought to establish the extent to which formative and summative project evaluation influences organizational learning in Uganda National Roads Authority. The study also examined the moderating role of organizational culture on the above relationship. This was a case study design that adopted both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Data was collected from a sample consisting of 116 UNRA staff at the level of Directors, Managers, M&E Officers, Project Engineers, Mainte...

Participatory Evaluation And Utilization Of Evaluation Results In Share An Opportunity-Sao Uganda

ABSTRACT This study investigated Participatory Evaluation (PE) and Utilization of Evaluation in SAO Uganda. Specifically, the study: assessed the relationship between PE planning and utilization of evaluation; examined the relationship between PE implementation and utilization of evaluation; and, found out the effect of resources on the relationship between PE and utilization of evaluation in SAO-Uganda. This quantitative and qualitative case study design selected of 116 respondents from 129...

Influence Of Parental Conflict On Learners’ Academic Performance In Public Primary Schools In Kathiani Sub-county, Machakos County, Kenya

The purpose of the study was to find out the influence of parental conflicts on the academic performance of pupils in public primary schools in Kathiani Sub-County, Machakos County, Kenya. The study was guided by four research questions: What influence does parentalconflict have on learner‘s performance and behavior in public primary schools in Kathiani  Sub-county? How do learners whose parents are involved in parental conflict relate with fellow learners and teachers? What challenges...

Measuring The Impact Of Literacy Projects On Rural Poor In Northern Uganda: The Case Of Rural Education Empowerment Project In Nebbi District

ABSTRACT This qualitative study examined the impact of literacy projects on the rural poor in Northern Uganda with specific reference to the Rural Education Empowerment Project (REEP), which the Uganda Programme of Literacy for Transformation (UPLIFT) implemented in partnership with Norwegian Baha’i Office of Social and Economic Development (NorSED) from 2007 to 2009. The study considered literacy as the independent variable and the impact of the project on the rural poor as its dependent ...

Institutional Factors And Evaluation Quality In Non-Governmental Organisations In Uganda: A Case Study Of Fhi360 Uganda

Abstract The study examined how institutional factors affect the quality of project evaluations in non- governmental organizations. It was guided by three research objectives, that is, the influence of management strength, staff competence and resource management on the quality of project evaluation at FHI360. The study used a cross-sectional survey design with a qualitative-focused but mixed method inquiry. The study population involved project team leaders, M&E staff and project implementa...

Perceptions Of Teachers And Learners On The New Ordinary Level Textile Technology And Design Curriculum In The Ntabazinduna Cluster In Umguza District In Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe

ABSTRACT This research set out to identify and understand teachers and learners‘ perceptions towards Textile Technology and Design (TTD) in the Ntabazinduna cluster of Matabeleland North province‘s Umguza district. The study identified factors which influenced teachers and learners‘ attitudes and perceptions. Scholarly viewpoints from African and Zimbabwean perspectives were employed to discuss the issue of TTD curricula under different settings. Scholarly views were given to discuss TT...

Performance Contracting And Service Delivery At Directorate Of Co-Operatives In Nairobi County

ABSTRACT Performance contracting introduction to government ministries and agencies was aimed at improving service delivery. In 2006, Directorate of Co-operatives adopted and implemented performance contracting however; its performance on service delivery remains unsatisfactory. The main objective of the research was to analyze performance contracting and service delivery at Directorate of Co-operatives in Nairobi County. The specific objectives were to assess performance contracting process,...

The Influence Of Cash Transfer Programmes On Socio-Economic Wellbeing Of Recipient Households In Migori County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Conditional cash transfers are increasingly becoming a best practice in the social sector for developing countries. In 2004, Orphans and Vulnerable Children Cash Transfer was introduced on pilot basis in Kenya. This was in response to the impact of HIV/Aids on children. A study carried out by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (2006) show poverty rates tend to be higher among vulnerable groups such as children (53.5%), including orphans and vulnerable children (54.1%). Kenya’s Cas...

Factors influencing the enrolment of female students studying civil engineering at tertiary institutations: A case study of Bulawayo Polytechnic.

ABSTRACT The study investigated on the factors influencing enrolment of female students studying civil engineering. The low enrolment of female students studying civil engineering prompted the researcher to carry out the study. Research questions were highlighted and the significance of the study, delimitations of the study, limitations of the study were presented. The literature review revealed factors which influences the enrolment of female students studying civil engineering which were s...

Adequacy of Technical And Vocational Education And Training at National Diploma Level, For Employment in The clothing Industry: The case of a Technical teachers’ college in harare.

ABSTRACT The study sought to investigate the adequacy of Technical and Vocational Education and Training at National Diploma level, for employment in the clothing industry: The case of a Technical Teachers’ College in Harare. The quality and quantity of equipment found in training institutions triggered the researcher’s interest to carry out this research.A case study design was used to come up with answers to the research question. The population for the study was made up of thirty nati...

Factors Influencing The Performance Of Monitoring And Evaluation Systems In Non-Government Organizations In Lira District, Northern Uganda

ABSTRACT Monitoring and evaluation systems allow for project activities to be measured and analyzed. Unfortunately, there is often a gap in the design of M&E systems; generation of information during the process of M&E and use of this information in future designs. The purpose of this study was to establish the factors influencing performance of M&E systems of NGOs in Lira District. The study was guided by the following research objectives: To determine how M&E structure influenced the perfor...

Factors Affecting Utilization Of Monitoring And Evaluation Findings In Implementation Of Malaria Control Programmes In Mukono District, Uganda

ABSTRACT This study set out to ascertain the factors affecting utilization of Monitoring and Evaluation findings in implementation of Malaria Control Programmes. Its objectives included identifying the implementation factors, decision factors and community factors that affected utilization of Monitoring and Evaluation findings in implementation of Malaria Control Programmes. The study used a survey design in which questionnaires were administered to 120 employees from Monitoring and Evaluatio...

Factors Affecting Data Quality In Private Clinics In Uganda: The Case Of Selected Uganda Health Marketing Group-Supported Clinics In Kampala

ABSTRACT This study sought to establish the factors that affect data quality in UHMG-supported private clinics in Kampala District. The objectives of the study were: to examine the effect of internal factors on data quality in UHMG-supported private clinics; to find out how external factors affect data quality in UHMG-supported clinics and to find out how data quality can be improved in UHMG-supported private clinics. Specific emphasis was put on the effect of internal factors as well as exte...

Factors Affecting Application Of Results Based Monitoring And Evaluation System By Nurture

ABSTRACT Donor countries are concerned about development practices in the developing countries where much of the financial and technical investment has been done with little change. One of the causes the donors identified was under-reporting of project impact on people’s lives. The donors resolved during the Paris Declaration of 2005 that development organizations should use resultsbased management approach to implement projects. The purpose of the study was to examine factors affecting the...


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