Unpacking Project Implementation: The Effective Role of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in Local Non-Governmental Organization in Somaliland

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Published: 2024-01-27

Page: 30-41


Jibril S. Nimco

School of Business, Amoud University, Somalia.

Ambrose Kyalo Kaumbulu *

School of Business, Amoud University, Somalia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Monitoring and evaluation have gained prominence as a key tool for program success. Thus, NGOs have strived to integrate Monitoring and Evaluation system to promote program performance. This is evident with the ever-increasing demands for M&E experts and request for expression of interest for M&E consultants in the local dailies. However, in developing countries, NGOs are faced with several challenges in addition to inability to resourcefully respond to changing needs. Especially in Somaliland, the implementation of M&E in non-governmental organizations is still limited. The ineffectiveness of their work has also been observed owing to the inability by NGOs to demonstrate and achieve project results, despite the huge resources at their disposal. It is against this backdrop that this study determined the factors affecting the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems in local NGOs in Borama city, Somaliland. The study was guided by the following objectives: to establish the effect of budgetary allocation, stakeholder participation and level of training on the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems in local non-governmental organization projects in Borama city, Somaliland. The study adopted cross sectional survey on 10 local NGOs with a total of 60 respondents. The data was collected using a questionnaire. The data collected was analyzed by descriptive statistics and inferential statistics through multiple linear regression. The study found that budgetary allocation had no significant effect on the implementation of M&E with β = 1.339 and p-value = 0.538. The study also found that stakeholder participation had a significant effect on the implementation of M&E with β = 8.680 and p-value = 0.000. The study further revealed that level of training had a significant effect on the implementation of M&E in the Local NGOs with β = 7.919 and p-value = 0.001. The study concluded that the budgetary allocation, stakeholder participation and level of training under the study significantly affected the implementation of M&E systems. The study recommends that the local NGOs needs to implement effective M&E systems as they enhance the performance and sustainability of established projects.

Keywords: Monitoring and evaluation system, project implementation, budgetary allocation, stakeholder participation, training, NGOs, Somaliland


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Nimco, J. S., & Kaumbulu , A. K. (2024). Unpacking Project Implementation: The Effective Role of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in Local Non-Governmental Organization in Somaliland. Asian Journal of Economics, Finance and Management, 6(1), 30–41. Retrieved from https://globalpresshub.com/index.php/AJEFM/article/view/1937

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