Project Planning, Stakeholder Involvement, Risk Management, and Project Success - A Case of Selected NGOs in South Sudan

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJMG.2015.09.01.Art001

Authors : Amule Robert Elly


Despite the huge inflow of billions of donors into the country for humanitarian and development programs, South Sudan communities have remained vulnerable to natural and humanmade disasters, this has resulted into massive poverty, loss of human lives and property, and internal and cross border displacements as the best coping options. This study was aimed at investigating the factors perceived to influence NGOs projects’ success in saving lives and restoring the human dignity of the most vulnerable populations in the Country. These factors studied include Project planning, stakeholder involvement, and Risk Management. The study employed both quantitative and qualitative approaches for data collection through a sample size of 144 respondents, selected from 233 sample frames of NGOs’ staff in South Sudan. The sample size was determined by Krejcie Robert V. Morgan W. (1970) table). The study findings show positive relationships between the independent variables and the dependent variable as follows; Project Planning and Projects Success at (r = 0.348, P-value < 0.01); Project Planning and Risk management at (r = 0.528, P-value < 0.01); Risk management and Projects success at (r = 0.523, P-value < 0.01); Stakeholder’s involvement and Risk management at (r = 0.503, P-value < 0.01); and A Regression analysis of (R = 0.541). Therefore, in consideration of the positive correlations’ independent variable, NGOs are advised to ensure sufficient project planning, risk management, and stakeholders’ involvement; to ascertain intervention success.

Keywords: Project Planning, Stakeholder Involvement, Risk Management and Project success.


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