Influence of Financial-Related Factors on Implementation of the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) in Kisii County Government Kenya

James Ntabo 1, * and Kennedy Okemwa Nyariki 2

1 Master of Business Administration, Mount Kenya University, Kenya.
2 School of Business and Economics, Mount Kenya University, Kenya.
Research Article
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2024, 22(03), 1415–1428
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2024.22.3.1853
Publication history: 
Received on 05 May 2024; revised on 18 June 2024; accepted on 21 June 2024
The Constitution of Kenya 2010 pointed out that devolution was geared towards bringing service delivery closer to the people. However, like all new systems of governance, devolution in Kenya was marred with a myriad of challenges that saw a huge outcry over the implementation of integrated development plans by county governments, and Kisii County Government was no exception. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of financial-related factors on implementation of the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP. This study was based on Resource-Based View Theory. The study adopted three designs which included descriptive, qualitative and quantitative research design. The study was carried out in Kisii County. The study targeted 119 senior county government officers who included 10 County Executive Committee Members, 14 County Chief Officers who report to CECs, 40 directorates of the respective functional sections or departments of the Kisii County Government, 45 Members of Kisii County Assembly and 9 Sub-County Administrators. The researcher adopted census sampling technique yielding to a sample size of 119 respondents. The researcher adopted a questionnaire and interview guide.  A self-administered questionnaire containing open-ended and closed questions was used to obtain primary data. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Qualitative data was subjected to content analysis involving the analysis of emerging themes while critically establishing patterns of relationships among the responses. The study found that resource allocation, human resource leadership factors and organizational culture positively and significantly impacted CIDP implementation. However, leadership or management style had only a marginal influence on CIDP implementation. The study the county government should prioritize and ensure sufficient resource allocation to the appropriate channels responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of CIDP.
Financial-related factors; Resource-based view theory; County development plan; Strategic planning
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