Effect of Project Planning on Project Performance: A Case of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Project (SRHRP) Implemented by Save Generations Organization in Bugesera District, Rwanda





Project Performance, Project Planning, Resource Planning, Schedule Planning, Stakeholder Planning, Scope Planning


The success of every community initiative depends on its execution, which is closely tied to the planning process, the competency of managers, and the assistance they provide. This study tested the hypothesized relationship between project planning and project performance. Studying how the performance of the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Project (SRHR) Project in Bugesera District is impacted by resource planning, schedule planning, stakeholder planning, and scope planning is one of the particular aims of the study. Improper project start, planning, communication, and scheduling approaches have been identified as factors contributing to poor project performance in Rwanda over the last several years. However, not all projects can benefit from these methods; in Rwanda, for instance, SRHR initiatives suffer from a severe lack of planning, which makes it difficult and inefficient to tackle pressing problems with sexual health, family planning, and gender equality. We looked at resource-based theory, stakeholder theory, and the theory of change. Consequently, there are a total of 78 individuals that comprise the study's population. A combination of descriptive and correlational studies was carried out by the investigator. Methods for gathering information for the study included surveys, interviews, documentation, focus groups, and observational research. 78 people filled out the survey since they knew all the important details of the project's preparation, and 40 teenage females met in a focus group to talk about how well the project went. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches to data analysis were used. With an R square value of 0.664, we have a coefficient of determination. For the dependent variable, this means that the combined impact of the predictors accounts for 66.4% of the observed variance: planning for the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Project in Bugesera District, including its scope, resources, schedule, stakeholders, and monitoring of project performance. The results demonstrate that resource planning significantly affects the success of the SRHR project in Bugesera District (β:0.418, p:0.000<0.05). Schedule planning significantly affects the success of the SRHR Project in Bugesera District, as shown by the coefficients (β: 0.309, p: 0.015<0.05). The result shows that stakeholder planning significantly affects the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Project's performance in Bugesera District (β: 0.361, p: 0.001<0.05). The scope planning has a significant influence on the performance of the SRHR Project in Bugesera District, as shown by the coefficients (β:0.406, p:0.000<0.05). Public health professionals, government officials, and members of the community should all remain active participants in the SRHR Project. Achieving success requires keeping lines of communication open and responding to the needs, wants, and expectations of all parties involved.


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How to Cite

Nibagwire, L., & Dushimimana, J. D. D. (2024). Effect of Project Planning on Project Performance: A Case of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Project (SRHRP) Implemented by Save Generations Organization in Bugesera District, Rwanda. African Journal of Empirical Research, 5(2), 180–194. https://doi.org/10.51867/ajernet.5.2.17

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