Project Management Practices and Implementation of Non-Governmental Organization Projects in Kakamega County, Kenya


  • Phidelia Wekesa Kenyatta University
  • Gladys Kimutai Kenyatta University



Most projects by the organizations were not implemented due to limited funds, low uptake of technology by staff, high risks in handling cash from the field to office and low capacity among staff whom it had informally recruited on its inception in Kenya. Motivated by that, this study determined the influence of critical success factors on the implementation of Non-Governmental Organization projects in Kakamega County, Kenya particularly focusing on the level of funding and risk management on project management. Descriptive research design was employed and the target population comprised of the project management staffs at the firm head offices in Kakamega Town. This study was anchored on the Agile Project Management, Systemic Approach Theory, Novelty, Complexity, Technology and Pace “Diamond” Theory as well as the Uncertainty Reduction Theory. The research used a descriptive and an explanatory research design given the nature. It targeted a total of 87 projects by the organizations based in Kakamega where project management personnel at the NGO head offices in Kakamega Town, with a sample size of 206 determined using the Yamane formula and sampled through stratified simple procedures. The study collected quantitative data through structured questionnaires and analyzed through inferential and descriptive methods. The findings indicated that the project management practices, that is, funding, risk management, ICT adoption and training have a significant and positive association with project implementation among NGOs. These findings led to the recommendation that project managers of the NGOs projects in Kakamega county to implement effective funds management practices to ensure adequacy, diversity, and consistent disbursement. Project managers of the NGOs projects in Kakamega county should also enhance their investment in ICT adoption to improve their ICT skills, hardware, and software development.

Keywords: Project Management, Implementation, Non-Governmental Organization Projects, Kakamega County, Kenya


Author Biographies

Phidelia Wekesa , Kenyatta University

Student, Department of Management Science, School of Business, Kenyatta University, Kenya


Gladys Kimutai , Kenyatta University

Lecturer, Department of Management Science, School of Business, Kenyatta University, Kenya



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2023-06-27 — Updated on 2023-06-27


How to Cite

Wekesa , P., & Kimutai , G. (2023). Project Management Practices and Implementation of Non-Governmental Organization Projects in Kakamega County, Kenya. Journal of Entrepreneurship & Project Management, 7(6), 83–97.