FACTORS INFLUENCING MONITORING AND EVALUATION PLANNING ON THE PERFORMANCE OF WATER SUPPLY PROJECTS IN DODOMA CITY COUNCIL
Purpose of Study: The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors influencing M&E planning in the implementation of the Dodoma City Council water supply project.
Statement of Problem: Despite the critical importance of water for socio-economic development and quality of life, Tanzania faces challenges in effective water resource management and implementation of water supply projects, primarily due to insufficient and poorly managed monitoring and evaluation systems within the public service sector.
Methodology: A descriptive research design and a mixed method approach, both qualitative and quantitative, were used to collect and analyze data from 170 respondents, determined by the Yamane formula. Data collection involved structured questionnaires and interviews, and analysis was conducted using SPSS (Version 26) with descriptive statistics, logistic regression, and correlation techniques.
Result: The study findings revealed that Monitoring and evaluation planning significantly affected water supply projects performance (P<0.05). This implies that an increase in M&E planning activities improves the performance of water supply projects in Dodoma City Council.
Conclusion: The study concluded that Dodoma City Council, Dodoma Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Authority-Dodoma, provide adequate support for monitoring and evaluation practices in order to effectively increase efficiency in water supply project performance.
Recommendation: The study recommends that Ministries, Departments, Agencies (MDAs), Public Services Institutions (PSIs) and Local Governments Authorities (LGAs), institutionalize M&E practices in their course of implementation of water supply projects.
Key words: Monitoring and Evaluation, Water supply project, Monitoring and Evaluation Planning
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