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Factors Influencing The Implementation Of Results Based Management In The United Nations Agencies In Nairobi.

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dc.contributor.author Kimiri, Kihumbu Kenneth
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-10T11:36:16Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-10T11:36:16Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/3887
dc.description A Research Project Report Submitted to the Chandaria School of Business in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to establish the factors influencing the implementation of Results Based Management in the United Nations Agencies in Nairobi. The study was guided by three research questions: The first question examined the effect of organization culture on the implementation of results based management. The second question examined the effect of organization leadership on the implementation of results based management and the third question investigated the effect of organization resources on the implementation of results based management. The study adopted a descriptive study design and a questionnaire was used as the research instrument. This was used as the data collected was of quantitative nature. The target population was drawn from five UN Agencies in Nairobi, Gigiri complex consisting of 5 senior level managers, 10 middle level managers, 18, supervisors and 62 general staff. The study used stratified random sampling due to the heterogeneous nature of the target population. A sample of 77 was selected and 64 responded giving a response rate of 84%. A specifically designed structured questionnaire was the tool used to collect primary data for this study. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics including percentages and frequencies for easier interpretation. Pearson correlation and regression analysis were then used to show how the independent variables influence the dependent variables. Thereafter, the data further analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Software. The findings were presented using figures and tables. The study findings revealed that organization culture, organization leadership and organization resources have an influence on the implementation of Results Based Management (RBM). However, only organization culture and organization resources have a significant influence on the implementation of RBM. The findings show that organization culture has a high influence on the implementation of RBM. In addition, when organization culture is combined with organization resources, the resultant effect has a higher positive influence on the implementation of RBM. Organization leadership was found to have an insignificant influence on the implementation of RBM. The study found out that a strong organization culture with a clear focus on results is essential for the effective implementation of RBM. Findings revealed that roles and responsibilities should be defined clearly and the managers granted autonomy and accountability for the results. In addition, cross project learning where the use of lessons learned from previous project implementation activities should also be incorporated. Information flow is critical where managers should be kept informed on implementation data and reporting of results should be done in a consistent and standardized manner. For effective implementation of RBM, the study found out that senior management should take the lead in the implementation of RBM. The organization leaders should emphasize on the achievement of results rather than focus on inputs and processes. The findings also established that management should prioritize staff training on RBM. In addition, the organization management should have guidance materials on results based management and institutionalize new policies and procedures to support RBM. The study findings also revealed that management should communicate the demands of RBM to all staff and management should have a dedicated drive to improve staff capacity on RBM. The study findings show that the organization should invest significant resources on monitoring & evaluation and data management. Furthermore, the organization should set a side resources for RBM capacity development. The study also found out that the organization should route resources towards a results friendly information system. The study concludes that the United Nations` Agencies should pay close attention to organization culture and organization resources while implementing Results Based Management during implementation of the ongoing projects and the future pipeline projects. The study recommends that the United Nations Agencies should strive to promote a results oriented culture, foster strong leadership in RBM and invest significant resources towards RBM capacity development. Sufficient resources should also be channeled towards RBM support systems (monitoring and evaluation and data management systems). For effective implementation of RBM, particular emphasis should be laid on organization culture and organization resources and less emphasis on organization leadership. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Results en_US
dc.subject United Nations Agencies In Nairobi en_US
dc.title Factors Influencing The Implementation Of Results Based Management In The United Nations Agencies In Nairobi. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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