Governance Practices and Health Projects Management by Local Non-Governmental Organisations in Narok County, Kenya
The Kenya’s healthcare is encountering several challenges in terms of the shortage of resources in order to simultaneously respond to all target groups and healthcare problems. In view of this, studies show that there is a wide and rampant systemic problem on governance of local NGOs involved in implementing health projects. The current study aims at a review of governance practices and health projects management by local non-governmental organizations in Narok County. In this regard, the main objectives of this research were to establish the effect of accountability practices and effective practices on health projects management in local NGOs in Narok County, Kenya. The study targeted a population of 200 from local NGOs. The target group was directors from local NGOs, representatives of the direct beneficiaries (community leaders) and project officers involved in the health project implementation drawn from the identified local NGOs in the County. By utilizing stratified random sampling, the study obtained 60 respondents (15 program officers, 37 community leaders, and 8 directors of local NGOs). The research used a descriptive research design. In this regard, quantitative data was analysed through descriptive statistics in terms of frequencies, percentages, standard deviations, means, as well as regression analysis. The study found that the unstandardized beta coefficients for accountability practices, effective practices and transparency practices are 0.493 and 0.325 respectively. The t-values for accountability practices, effective practices and transparency practices are also significant, demonstrating that for each unit increase in accountability practices, effective practices and transparency practices; health projects management can increase by 0.493 and 0.325 units respectively, P?.05. The study also concluded that the reports submitted to stakeholders were made by professionals and on a regular basis. The study recommends that the organizations should use technology in information sharing since it is faster.
Keywords: Governance practices, Health Projects Management, Accountability, Effective Practices