Post Project Evaluation Indicators and Sustainability of Community Water Projects: A Case of Ngoma Water Supply Project in Rwanda


  • Mugwaneza Vincent De Paul Mount Kenya University
  • Dr. Catherine Wanjiku Mount Kenya University



Community water project has been visualized as an engine for promoting resilience and livelihoods. The major objective of this study was to assess post-project evaluation indicators and sustainability of community water projects, considering the case of Ngoma Water Supply Projects in Rwanda implemented by WASAC in collaboration with JICA (2015-2017). Specific objectives of this study were to investigate project relevance and sustainability, project efficiency and sustainability and project effectiveness and sustainability of community water projects in Ngoma District. A cross-sectional research design was employed used. The total population was 81 including Ngoma water supply project beneficiaries, staff of WASAC, water service providers, Ngoma district officials, and district development partners. Using Yamane's formula, the sample size was equal to 67. Data was collected using well-structured questionnaires, and interview. Quantitative data were edited, cleaned, and analyzed using a statistical package for social sciences (SPSS version. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze quantitative data while qualitative data were analyzed thematically. The findings showed that 61.2% strongly agree that considering project beneficiaries’ needs influence the sustainability of community water project. Based on the interpretation of collected and analyzed data during this study, the findings showed that 61.2% strongly agree that considering project beneficiaries’ needs influence sustainability of community water project; 64.2% asserted that effective allocation of resources influence sustainability of community water project and 56 out of 67 represented by 83.6% and 11 out of 67 represented by 16.4% respectively strongly agree and agree that, looking at whether the constructed water supply systems is accessible and near to the beneficiaries influence sustainability of community water project. The overall findings concluded that there is a high positive correlation. The study recommends community water project initiators to invest in methods of implementing the project for sustainability purposes as a part of project relevancy and similar projects to involve community water project beneficiaries from design to implementation in order to raise their ownership.

Keywords: Post Project, Evaluation Indicators, Sustainability, Community Water Projects, Water Supply Project


Author Biographies

Mugwaneza Vincent De Paul , Mount Kenya University

Master student, Mount Kenya University


Dr. Catherine Wanjiku, Mount Kenya University

Lecturer, Mount Kenya University



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How to Cite

Mugwaneza, V. D. P. ., & Wanjiku, C. (2023). Post Project Evaluation Indicators and Sustainability of Community Water Projects: A Case of Ngoma Water Supply Project in Rwanda. Journal of Entrepreneurship & Project Management, 7(2), 42–63.




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