Governance and Performance of National Government-Constituencies Development Funds in Kenya

  • Charles Thomas Keya University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Josiah Aduda University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Winnie Nyamute University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ganesh Pokhariyal University of Nairobi, Kenya
Keywords: Governance and Performance of NG-CDFs

Abstract

The main objective of the study was to establish the relationship between governance and performance of National GovernmentConstituencies Development Funds (NG-CDFs) in Kenya. A census survey was carried out on all the 290 NG-CDFs performance in Kenya. A positivistic research philosophy and a descriptive cross-sectional survey design were used. Data was collected using structured and unstructured questionnaire. Secondary data was easily accessible from the National Treasury, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the General Auditor’s reports and NG-CDF website and was collected for the period 2014 to 2018. Simple regression analysis was used to test the hypotheses at 95 percent confidence level. The results of the study were established and compared to various theories anchoring the study and conceptual, contextual and empirical evidence. It was established that there is a statistically significant relationship between governance and NG-CDFs performance in Kenya. The study benefits policy makers such that the NG-CDF board should ensure that all NG-CDFs have homogeneous governance practices that ensure enhanced performance. Managerial practitioners especially in NG-CDF may consider strengthening governance to enhance performance and use Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) technique to measure performance in NG-CDFs.

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Published
2020-04-30
How to Cite
Keya, C. T., Aduda, J., Nyamute, W., & Pokhariyal, G. (2020). Governance and Performance of National Government-Constituencies Development Funds in Kenya. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 16(10), 154. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2020.v16n10p154