Project Resources Management and Performance of Livestock Projects in Rwanda. A Case of Rwanda Dairy Development Project (RDDP) in Gicumbi District


  • Musanayire Vestine University of Kigali, Rwanda
  • Dr. Dushimimana Jean de Dieu University of Kigali, Rwanda



The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of resource management practices on the performance of livestock projects in Rwanda. The study was guided by the following specific objectives: To investigate the effect of resource planning to the performance of RDDP in Gicumbi District; to assess the effect of project implementation to the performance of RDDP in Gicumbi District; to find out the effect of resource monitoring and evaluation to the performance of RDDP in Gicumbi District and finally to determine the effect of mediating variables to the performance of RDDP in Gicumbi District. This study was carried out in Gicumbi District using descriptive survey design and targeting 648 population including RDDP implementers, beneficiaries and stakeholders. The sample size was calculated using Slovin’s formula. The study used 219 respondents who were selected purposively from RDDP’s beneficiaries, stakeholders and implementers. Data was collected using structured questionnaire, Kobo Toolbox software and interview. Coded filled sheets were used for extracting data from the returned questionnaires. The data was analyzed using SPSS and the findings showed that a number of factors affect the performance of livestock projects in Rwanda. A correlation matrix indicating the relationships among variables show that there are strong positive correlations with Project performance (0.785, 0.775 and 0.689) emphasizing the significance p-values (Sig. 2-tailed = .000) of effective Project resources planning, Project implementation and Project resources monitoring respectively. The correlation coefficient, represented by the value of R, is 0.864 for this model. This indicates a strong positive correlation between the combined effects of the predictors and the dependent variable. The coefficient of determination, denoted as R2, is 0.747 and Project resources planning, Project implementation, and Project resources monitoring exhibit coefficients of β1: 0.429, β2: 0.477, β3: 0.101 while Mediating variables have β4 of 0.184 and Significance levels (p<0.05) indicate strong positive effects on project performance. The regression analysis p-value of 0.000 (Sig.<0.05) indicates the significant effect of project resource planning, implementation, and monitoring, as well as the mediating variable, on project performance in Gicumbi District. This leads to confirming that there is a significant positive effect of project resource management on project performance.

Author Biographies

Musanayire Vestine, University of Kigali, Rwanda

Master of Science in Project Management, University of Kigali, Rwanda

Dr. Dushimimana Jean de Dieu, University of Kigali, Rwanda

Senior Lecturer, University of Kigali, Rwanda


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How to Cite

Musanayire, V., & Dushimimana, J. de D. (2024). Project Resources Management and Performance of Livestock Projects in Rwanda. A Case of Rwanda Dairy Development Project (RDDP) in Gicumbi District. Journal of Entrepreneurship & Project Management, 8(3), 26–36.




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