Slum upgrading projects have in existence in Kenya since 2000. Their aim is to improve the
living standards of the slum residents. However, the level of poverty continues to increase in
the slums. The project success of the slum upgrading projects is questioned because the
number of people living in the slums is increasing. Experts’ development studies suggest that
for project to be successful, participatory project management should be embraced. Despite
the government of Kenya advocating for citizen participation in community development
projects, the slum upgrading projects are not meeting their intended objectives. Therefore,
the purpose of this study was to establish how participatory project management influences
thesuccessslum upgrading projects in Korogocho informal settlements. The specific
objectives of the study were to establish how participation at different stages of project life
cycle- identification, planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation influence the
success of the slum upgrading projects.The study was guided by the theory of change. The
study was conducted in Korogocho informal settlementsin NairobiCounty. The participants
were selected through cluster sampling and simple random sampling. The study used both
qualitative and quantitative research. The research design is descriptive study.Data analysis
was done by use of the regression model and SPSS software. Informationwas presented
inform of tables graphs and narratives. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze, present,
and interpret data. The result shows that participatory project management leads to the
success of the slum upgrading projects. The findings show that increase in participation in
the following stages of project management: project identification, project planning and
project implementation increases chances of success of slum upgrading projects.There was
participation in project identification stage although basing on the mean scores more
participation is needed. Community members were involved in project implementation.
However, basing on mean scores, more inclusion is essential to ensure success of SUPs.
Participation in project implementation stage was noted. However, increase in participation
in this stage would lead to increase in success of the slum upgrading projects. However, from
the regression model the PPME coefficients were negative hence implicating that increase in
participation at this level would decrease chance of success. Therefore, the study
recommends that community members should take an active role in all of the projects being
carried out in the informal settlement. More participation in project identification, project
planning and project implementation should be encouraged. However, minimal participation
in monitoring and evaluation should be encouraged. Further study should be done to on the
same topic but with inclusion of other variables.
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Frontiers, Edu. "Participatory Project Management And Success Of Slum Upgrading Projects In Korogocho Informal Settlements Nairobi City County, Kenya" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 24, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/participatory-project-management-and-success-of-slum-upgrading-projects-in-korogocho-informal-settlements-nairobi-city-county-kenya