Effect of Constituency Development Fund on Socio-economic Development in Mbeere South Constituency, Kenya
International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2016, Pages: 182-189
Received: Jun. 16, 2016; Accepted: Jun. 28, 2016; Published: Jul. 21, 2016
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David Muriuki Ngiri, School of Business and Public Management, KCA University, Nairobi, Kenya
Wycliffe Misuko Nyaribo, School of Business and Public Management, KCA University, Nairobi, Kenya
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The purpose of this study was to find out the effect of Constituency Development Fund on socio-economic development in Mbeere South Constituency of Embu County, Kenya. A quantitative descriptive design was adopted, whereby cluster sampling method was used according to five administrative wards in Mbeere South, Kenya. Convenience sampling method was adopted to pick a sample of 100 respondents from across the five administrative wards. The instrument that was used for data collection was a questionnaire. A step-wise regression was used on each independent variable against the dependent variable, with a final multivariate regression model to determine the relative importance of each of the three independent variables with respect to effect of Constituency Development Fund projects on socio-economic development and established that all the three independent variables have a positive correlation with the dependent variable. The ANOVA was meant to investigate if variation in the independent variables explained the observed variance in the outcome, which in this case was the local development. The ANOVA results of the study showed a correlation between the predictor variables and the response variable, meaning that there was a strong positive relationship between the study variables.
Socio-economic Development, Devolution, Civic Culture, Stakeholder Participation
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David Muriuki Ngiri, Wycliffe Misuko Nyaribo, Effect of Constituency Development Fund on Socio-economic Development in Mbeere South Constituency, Kenya, International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2016, pp. 182-189. doi: 10.11648/j.ijefm.20160404.13
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