Assessing Sustainability of Development Projects Implemented by Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Ethiopia: The Case of Farm Africa Ethiopia

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Farm Africa International humanitarian organization founded in 1985, working with smallholder farmers and forest communities, local governments and the private sector in Africa. The major objective of the study was to assess sustainability development projects implemented by NGOs and to study factors influencing sustainability of NGO Implemented projects in Ethiopia. The case of Farm Africa Ethiopia. Descriptive research design was used in order to determine factors’ influence on sustainability projects. The projects selected as a case for this study was implemented 3 woredas of SNNPRS and 3 woredas in Amhara national regional state and these woredas was study areas of the study. 114 sample HH selected by using multistage probable sampling method. Structured questioner was used to collect data. The collected data analyzed by using quantitative data analysis method. From the studied two projects implemented by farm Africa Ethiopia, the project implemented in Amhara regional state was sustainable whereas the project implemented in SNNPR was not sustainable. The study concluded that close to 26% of the variation in the project sustainability is explained by level of community participation, community capacity building and Monitoring and evaluation practice of the project. Finally, to ensure project sustainability, the study recommended to develop standard project planning and implementation approach, increase meaningful community participation, establish well-functioning monitoring and evaluation system and practice and suggested for farther studies to identify other factors affecting sustainability of projects implemented by NGOs in Ethiopia.


Table of Content 

List of tables ............................................................................ viii 

List of figures ............................................................................. ix 

Acronyms .....................................................................................x 

Abstract ...................................................................................... xi 

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION ........................................................1 

1.1  Background of the study .......................................................1 

1.2  Statement of the problem ................................................ 3 

1.3  Research questions .............................................................5 

1.4  Research objectives .............................................................. 5 

1.5  Significance of the study .........................................6 

1.6  Scope of the study ......................................................... 6 

1.7  limitations of the study .....................................................7 

1.8  Organization of the study ...................................................7 

1.9 Definition of key terms .....................................................7 

CHAPTER 2: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE .................... 9 

2.1. Introduction ...................................................................9 

2.2.  Sustainable development: Concept and definition ............... 9 

2.3.  Project management and sustainability ............................11 

2.4.  Characteristics of Project Sustainability .............................13 

2.5.  Project sustainability drivers ...................................15 

2.6.  Factors affecting project sustainability ............................16 

2.6.2.  Human and institutional capacity building .....................17 

2.6.3.  Project monitoring and evaluation practice ...................18 

2.7.  Review of Empirical Studies......................................19 

2.8.  Conceptual Framework of the Study ..........................22 

3.1.  Introduction ........................................................23 

3.2.  Research design .................................................... 23 

3.3.  Description of study variables......................................24 

3.4.  Description of study area and target population ............ 24 

3.4.1.  Study area ................................................................24 

3.4.2.  Target Population ................................................26 

3.5.  Sampling methods and sample size ................................26 

3.5.1.  Sampling method .................................................... 26 

3.5.2.  Sample size ...............................................................27 

3.6.  Data collection ............................................................. 27 

3.6.1.  Data type and source ..................................................27 

3.6.2.  Data collection instrument .........................................27 

3.6.3.  Data collection procedure ...........................................27 

3.6.4.  Data analysis ............................................................. 28 

3.7.  Validity of the research instruments ................................28 

3.8.  Ethical consideration ................................................... 29 

CHAPTER 4: FINDINGS AND DISCUSSIONS ...................... 

4.1.  Introduction ...............................................................30 

4.2.  Background information of respondents .......................30 

4.3.  Projects major intervention and benefits ....................... 32 

4.4.  Sustainability of studied projects .....................................33 

4.4.1.  Sustainability of uptake of climate smart agriculture for improved agricultural productivity 

of smallholder farmers project ..........33 

4.4.2.  Sustainability of enhancing market systems for improved sustainable livelihoods project 34 

4.5.  Factors affecting project sustainability .....................35 

4.5.1.  The effect of community participation on project sustainability ........................................ 35 

4.5.1.1.  Level of community participation in different stages of project cycle ........................... 36 

4.5.1.2.  Extent local community participation effects on project sustainability .......................... 37 

4.5.2.  Local community capacity building and its effect on project sustainability ....................... 38 

4.5.2.1.  Does training topics were relevant to local community? ....39 

4.5.2.2. Did community members acquire new knowledge and skill in the trainings organized by the project? .40 

4.5.2.3. How frequently community members use the knowledge and skill in their day to day farming practice? ................40 

4.5.2.4. Extent local community capacity building effects on project sustainability .......................... 40 

4.5.3.  Project monitoring and evaluation practice influence on Project sustainability ................. 41 

4.5.3.1.  Monitoring and evaluation practice ......................42 

4.5.3.2.  Extent monitoring and evaluation effects on project sustainability ................................ 43 

4.6.  Independent variables extent of influence of Project sustainability ............................................ 44 

CHAPTER 5: SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ..... 46 

5.1. Introduction ...........................................................46 

5.2. Summary of study findings ..................................46 

5.2.1.  Sustainability of NGO implemented projects ...............46 

5.2.2.  Extent local community participation effect on sustainability of NGO implemented projects.  47 

5.2.4.  Extent project monitoring and evaluation practice influence on sustainability of NGO implemented projects ........................ 49 

5.3.  Conclusion .................................... 49 

6.  Reference ............................................................52 

7.1.  Survey questioner ...........................................................i 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







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Tilahun, B. (2021). Assessing Sustainability of Development Projects Implemented by Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Ethiopia: The Case of Farm Africa Ethiopia. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/sustainability-of-ngo-implemented-projects-in-ethiopia-by-beniam-tilahun

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Tilahun, Beniam "Assessing Sustainability of Development Projects Implemented by Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Ethiopia: The Case of Farm Africa Ethiopia" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Aug. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/sustainability-of-ngo-implemented-projects-in-ethiopia-by-beniam-tilahun. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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Tilahun, Beniam . "Assessing Sustainability of Development Projects Implemented by Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Ethiopia: The Case of Farm Africa Ethiopia". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Aug. 2021. Web. 19 Sep. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/sustainability-of-ngo-implemented-projects-in-ethiopia-by-beniam-tilahun >.

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Tilahun, Beniam . "Assessing Sustainability of Development Projects Implemented by Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Ethiopia: The Case of Farm Africa Ethiopia" Afribary (2021). Accessed September 19, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/sustainability-of-ngo-implemented-projects-in-ethiopia-by-beniam-tilahun