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Key Issues Influencing the Level of Community Participation in Projects

Key Issues Influencing the Level of Community Participation in Projects

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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE LEVEL OF COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION INPROJECTS. A CASE OF CDF PROJECTS IN EMBAKASI CONSTITUENCYI
 
ABSTRACT
Projects can be started for commercial purposes or to generate revenues, for sustenanceof livelihoods, for eradication of poverty, for humanitarian purposes amongst others.Projects are important for individuals, organizations and economies. This study wasnecessitated by the fact that the level of community participation in CDF projects at theconstituency level was low. The purpose of this study is to investigate the factorsinfluencing the level of community participation in projects with the case of CDFProjects in Embakasi Constituency. The CDF was established under the CDF Act 2003.Its purpose was to take development to the citizens at the local levels or the grassrootswithin the shortest time to alleviate poverty. The levels of community participation, theutilization and management of the fund remain a major concern.The review of related literature will include historical perspective of CDF, models of development, decentralization, citizen priorities and local participation, political economyof CDF, Monitoring and Evaluation, project management cycle, project identification and preparation of the project and CDF implementation process. The study will use primaryand secondary data. Primary data will be collected using questionnaires. Secondary datawill be obtained from books and the internet.The findings of this study will be used to highlight the factors influencing the level of community participation in projects and therefore promote community awareness and participation in the projects. This will enhance the community’s development agendafrom the grassroots and therefore promote project ownership.II
 
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ABSTRACT ........................................................................................................................IICHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................i1.0 Introduction ................................................................................................................i1.1 Background of the Study .........................................................................................iiiEmbakasi Constituency is an electoral constituency in Kenya. It is one of eightconstituencies of Nairobi Province. It consists of eastern and southeastern suburbs of  Nairobi. According to the IIEC, with 292,643 registered voters, it is the most populousconstituency in Kenya. Embakasi constituency has common boundaries with EmbakasiDivision. The entire constituency is located within Nairobi City Council area. Theconstituency has an area of 208 km². It has nine locations and eleven wards.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embakasi_Constituency) .....................................................iii1.2 Statement of the problem .......................................................................................... v1.3 Objectives of the Study ............................................................................................ vi1.4 Research Questions .................................................................................................vii1.5 Significance ............................................................................................................vii1.6 Scope of the Study .................................................................................................viii1.7 Assumptions of the Study ......................................................................................viii1.8 Limitations ..............................................................................................................viiiCHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW ......................................................................x2.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................... x2.1 Community Participation: An Overview ................................................................... x2.2 Monitoring and Evaluation .....................................................................................xiv2.3 Project Management Cycle ...................................................................................... xv2.4 Project Identification ................................................................................................xv2.5 Preparation of the Project .......................................................................................xvi2.6 Participation as Contribution or as Empowerment ...............................................xviii2.6.1 Levels of Participation .............................................................................................xix2.6.2 Gender and Participation ........................................................................................xxi2.7 Conceptual Framework .........................................................................................xxiiiCHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY .......................................................................xxiv3.0 Introduction ..........................................................................................................xxiv3.1 Research Design ................................................................................................... xxiv3.2 The Target Population .......................................................................................... xxiv3.3 Sampling Design and the Sample ..........................................................................xxv3.4 Data Collection Instruments and Techniques ........................................................xxv3.5 Data Analysis Techniques .................................................................................... xxviREFERENCES ............................................................................................................. xxvii

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