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|Title:||Stakeholder participation and project sustainability|
|Other Titles:||: a case study of integrated community based initiative’s community health plan for all Jinja, Uganda.|
|Publisher:||Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Abstract:||Stakeholder participation is seen as one of solutions to the problem of project sustainability. Not only would participatory approaches assist project sustainability, but it is also argued that participation would make projects more efficient and effective. The study examined the relationship between stakeholder participation and project sustainability to strengthen community health plan for all in ICOBI Jinja Uganda. The study was guided by the following objectives; to find out the rate on how passive participation is practiced, to examine the nature of interactive participation among community members on community health plan for all, to establish ways in which functional participation is carried out among stakeholders on community health plan for all, to investigate the rate of optimum participation among stakeholders on sustainability of community health plan for all. The study adopted a correlation design to examine the relationship between stakeholder participation and project sustainability of CHPA in Jinja, Uganda. According to Sekaran (2009), a correlation research design is used when the researcher is interested in delineating the important variables associated with the problem. Given a population of 225 people, the researcher developed a sample size list of 153 people from the field who participated in the project of CHPA. The study adopted selection criteria to the community members, village saving groups, USAID and CHPA staff/volunteer all for the implementation of the project. The researcher used questionnaires as the tools for data collection. The selection of this instrument was guided by the nature of data the researcher intended to collect, the time available as well as the objectives of the study. Most of the respondents stated that Plan gave them an opportunity to give their views on what projects are to be implemented and with who at Mean=2.58, SD=1.13), others stated that Plan did not give them an opportunity to give their views on what projects are to be implemented. From the findings it indicates that majority of the respondents with Mean=3.204, SD=1.08 have been able to participate functionally through forming interest groups through which they engage with Plan for greater bargain with a mean= 3.02, Std. Dev .97. It was recommended that CHPA needs to reduce the extent of engaging stakeholder passively, enhance the extent of interactive participation, strengthen functional participation among stakeholders and reinforce optimal participation to enable greater efficiency and effectiveness of programming as well as accountability among the stakeholders, this will be an assurance for project sustainability. It was concluded that stakeholders were engaged passively on aspects of programming mainly as a buildup to higher level of participation. The researcher also noted that interactive participation was a dominant way of engaging the project stakeholders. It was deduced that there was a moderate significant positive correlation between optimum participation among stakeholders on sustainability of community health plan for all by ICOBI’S Community Health Plan for All Jinja, Uganda.|
|Description:||A Research Report Submitted to the College Of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for The Award of Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management of the Kampala International University|
|Appears in Collections:||Masters of Arts in Project Planning and Management|
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