Resource Allocation, Evaluational Capacity Building M&E Results Utilization Among Community Based Organizations in Meru County in Kenya

  • Cavens Kithinji Pan Africa Christian University
  • Christopher Gakuu Senior Lecturer Department of Extra Mural Studies, University of Nairobi
  • Harriet Kidombo Senior Lecturer Department of Educational Studies, University of Nairobi

Abstract

Building capacity for evaluation has become a big concern in the effort of ensuring that evaluations are meaningful. Part of this capacity includes making sure that M&E activities have resources needed to carry them out. This study sought to establish the influence of allocating resources for M&E activities on the utilization of M&E result at the project level in Kenya’s Meru County. The study used a mixed mode approach in methodology and it was both a descriptive survey and a cross-sectional survey and used both descriptive and inferential analysis of the data collected. The study sampled 186 respondents from a targeted population of 430 employees working in Non-Governmental organizations and other community based organizations in the county. The study showed that resources were allocated for various M&E activities to a great extent. The study also noted high level of M&E results utilization at project level by project employees and all the indicators of resources allocation had positive correlation with M&E result utilization. It was noted that for every unit increase in resource allocation, there was an increase of 26.1% in M&E result utilization score which is a percentage that would justify allocating resources for M&E activities by project organizations.

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Published
2017-06-30
How to Cite
Kithinji, C., Gakuu, C., & Kidombo, H. (2017). Resource Allocation, Evaluational Capacity Building M&E Results Utilization Among Community Based Organizations in Meru County in Kenya. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 13(16), 283. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2017.v13n16p283