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Title: Community participation and sustainability of poverty reduction projects in Somalia:
Other Titles: a case study of hiran community awareness and youth support projects in Beledweyne Somalia
Authors: Ali, Mohamud Afrah
Keywords: Community participation
Poverty reduction
Issue Date: May-2022
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and social Science
Abstract: The study was to examine the impact of community participation on poverty reduction projects in Somalia, looking at Hiran community awareness and youth Support projects in Beledweyne, Somalia as the study case study, this study focused on addressing the following Specific Objectives, (i) to illustrate the influence of the involvement of community in decision making on poverty reduction projects in Beledweyne Somalia, (ii) to ascertain the influence of involvement of community in information sharing on poverty reduction projects in Beledweyne Somalia and (iii) to find out the influence of involvement of community in project governance on sustainability of poverty reduction projects in Beledweyne Somalia. The study was guided by the Stakeholder theory and the Treseder’s Degree of Participation theory. The study employed a Correlational research design. Correlational research design was used to determine whether and to what extent the relationship between two or more variables exists. The study targeted a population of 174 respondents both from within the selected projects and the external stakeholders including the community members of Baladwyne district. However the sample size of the study was 120 of target population (174) was determined through purposive and random sampling methods. The study used self-Administered Questionnaire and Interview Guide as the main Data Collection instruments. From the study findings showed that there is a small positive correlation of (0.063), which means that it does not have statistically significant contribution to sustainability of selected poverty reduction projects given that the significance level is (0.513) which is greater than P-Value of 0.05. It further indicates that one unit change in Community participation in project planning, results to -0.014 changes in sustainability of selected poverty reduction projects. The study concludes that even though it’s important to involve the stakeholders in project planning, their involvement does not contribute a lot to sustainability of selected poverty reduction projects. Hence, there is need to encourage Community participation in the implementation of the project. From the study findings and conclusion made the research recommends that before any project starts operating, there is need to carry out a feasibility study in order to establish the actual problem on the ground. The National NGO bureau needs to ensure that they follow up on NGOs operating in the country to ensure that projects are started the right way. As the research has established, selected poverty reduction projects has been implementing projects basing on ideas, and not from the reality on the ground.
Description: A dissertation submitted to college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for award of Master’s Degree in project planning and management of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Masters of Arts in Project Planning and Management

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