Effect of Human Resource Management Practices on the Success of Building Learning Foundation Project in Rulindo District, Rwanda

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https://doi.org/10.51867/ajernet.5.2.8

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Building Learning Foundation, Human Resource Management, Project Implemented, Project Success, Resources Management

Abstract

The general objective of this research was to assess the effect of human resources management on project success with the case of Building learning foundation project implemented by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in Rulindo District of Rwanda. The target population was involving project beneficiaries, project implementers, and stakeholders including local authorities. The primary and secondary data were collected and the following data collection methods were used: documentary analysis, questionnaire and interview guide. Secondary data were collected with documentary analysis while primary data were collected through the use of questionnaires and interview guide. Data were analyzed using qualitative and quantitative methods. Qualitative data were analyzed using narrative and thematic methods while Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics with correlation and regression analysis methods.  The statistical program for social sciences (SPSS) version 23.0 was used to examine quantitative data in order to facilitate mathematical computations because doing it manually would be time-consuming and error-prone. Human Resource Management: (β: 0.628, t: 9.721, Sig.: 0.000) human resource management has a positive effect with project success. For every one-unit increase in human resource management, Project success is estimated to increase by 0.628 units. The regression analysis indicates that human resource management significantly affects the success of the Building Learning Foundation (BLF) project. Providing ongoing training and development opportunities can ensure that personnel have the skills and knowledge to excel in their roles, ultimately contributing to the project's success.

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2024-04-16

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Uwase, J., Wabala, S., & Dushimimana, J. de D. (2024). Effect of Human Resource Management Practices on the Success of Building Learning Foundation Project in Rulindo District, Rwanda. African Journal of Empirical Research, 5(2), 78–87. https://doi.org/10.51867/ajernet.5.2.8

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