Catherine Ndanu Mulumba, Dr. Yusuf Muchelule


Purpose: The main objective of this study was to examine the influence of M&E data dissemination on the performance of self-help groups in Nairobi City County, Kenya.

Methodology A cross-sectional research design was used for this study because the study focused on explaining the ‘what’ behind a given phenomenon using a survey strategy. The study targeted 178 self-help groups operating in Nairobi City County, Kenya. The unit of observation consisted of consists of either coordinators or chairpersons in charge in each of the 178 self-help groups.

Findings: The study found M&E data dissemination to have a positive (β1=0.281) significant (p value= 0.000) influence on performance of self-help groups in Nairobi County.

Recommendations: The study findings confirmed that M&E data dissemination significantly affects the performance of self-help groups in Nairobi City County, Kenya. Self-help groups should streamline procedures for sharing data regarding monitoring and evaluation of self-help groups. Leaders should revise and review the procedures for verifying information about membership, utilization of finances, and loan amounts to enable accurate and valid monitoring and evaluation of self-help groups’ activities.

Keywords: Participatory monitoring and evaluation, M &E data dissemination, performance of self-help groups 

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