Exploring the Significance of the Project Scope in the Successful Implementation of Infrastructure Projects – A Case Study of Level Two Health Projects

  •  Njeri. S. Ngacha    
  •  Ronnie Abhukalaf    
  •  Vitalis Barasa Orono    


Projects addressing Healthcare stand out to be a critical pillar for sustainable development. According to the Abuja declarations in the year 2000 during the formulation of Millenium Development Goals, the parties agreed to increase their healthcare budget to a whopping 15%. By the end of the Millennium Development Goals, partly no country had reached such a target. It is therefore imperative for Countries to make sure their healthcare budget can address the prevailing needs of their citizens. To make sure the set goals are achieved, it is thus incumbent upon the government to set achievable targets. The focus of this research was to ascertain how project planning plays a nexus role in supporting the healthcare system at level two. The major variable was to assess how the project scope affects such an endeavor and how the existing government policy intervenes in such achievements a case of Kenya Health Policy established in 2014 and running till 2030. The research will be guided by an exploratory research design since it will expedite both Quantitative and Qualitative data from a sample size of 100 respondents. Quantitative data was analysed using SPSS version 25 while Qualitative data was analyzed using the content analysis method. The study findings postulated that most projects were completed within budget while others were not. Delay of disbursement of Funds by the Government to the health facilities was picked as another cause of failure to meet the goal, politics was also noted to play a role in such endeavors. With such findings, the study thus recommended the establishment of a framework that supports better collaboration between the primary parties in the government and the health facilities. The study also acknowledges budget, cost, and planning attributes are crucial to the successful implementation of level-two health projects. This study focused on adding value to the existing body of knowledge and practice as enshrined in the Kenya Vision 2030 blueprint and Kenya Health Policy 2014-2030 blueprint.

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