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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master of Arts
Title Administrative factors influencing implementation of cash transfer for orphans and vulnerable children in Nyandarua South Sub-County, Kenya
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
URL http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke/bitstream/handle/11295/100995/RESEARCH PROJECT REPORT​2.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
Abstract
Due to threats of poverty, insecurity and HIV and AIDS, Kenya continues to experience
increased numbers of orphans and vulnerable children that face poverty and despair. The
government of Kenya has established a Cash Transfer Programme that delivers financial
support directly to households having Orphans and Vulnerable Children. This study was
meant to investigate administrative factors influencing implementation of CT-OVC in
Nyandarua South. The objectives of the study were: to assess how human resource
capacity in the Children Services Department influence the implementation of CT-OVC
programme and to establish how coordination of work activities influence the
implementation of CT-OVC programme. Other objectives were: to determine how
payment mechanisms influence the implementation of CT-OVC programme; and to
examine how complaint and grievance handling mechanism influence the implementation
of CT- OVC programme. The study used descriptive survey design. Cluster and
purposive sampling techniques were used to select a sample. The sample size consisted of
100 respondents, which comprised of 3 staff from Children Services Department, 80
beneficiaries, 3 BWC members, 10 LOC members and 4 CSAC members. Questionnaires
and interview schedules were used to collect data. Descriptive and inferential statistics
were employed to analyze data. Results were presented using tables and brief
explanations. Majority of the respondents agreed that administrative factors significantly
influenced the implementation of CT-OVC programme in Nyandarua South Sub-county.
Administrative factors studied explained 73.8% on the influence on the implementation
of the CT-OVC programme in Nyandarua South Sub-county. It is for the best interest of
orphans and vulnerable children in Nyandarua south that CT-OVC programme is
implemented effectively .Department of Children Services should build capacity of
existing staff and stakeholders, recruit additional staff, collaborate more with
stakeholders and increase finances required for the programme coordination. More
convenient pay points should be established and payments be timely and regular.
Department of Children Services should have a comprehensive data base allowed for
efficient recording and tracking of complaints to resolve them in less than 30 days.
Further research should be undertaken on the research topic elsewhere in Kenya, on other
factors (26.2%) that influence effectiveness of the implementation of the CT-OVC
programme in Nyandarua South Sub-county and on cultural factors influencing the
implementation of CT-OVC programme in Nyandarua South.

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