PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND PERFORMANCE OF HEALTH PROJECTS IN MOMBASA COUNTY KENYA
Keywords:Project risk management practices, Risk Identification, Risk Analysis, Project Performance
Risks were very common in projects. Financial, strategic, dangerous, and operational risks were just a few of the many sorts of risks that might have an impact on a project. These hazards made it difficult to complete the project if they were not appropriately managed. In order to completely realize the project's vision, project managers were supposed to successfully manage risks and uncertainties. As a result, risk analysis and management of hazards was a key component of project management. Cost, customer happiness, completion time, were among the few things that defined project performance. The study general objective was to identify the effect of project risk management on performance of health projects in Mombasa County. The specific objectives were be to identify the effect of risk identification, and risk analysis on performance of health projects in Mombasa County. The study used primary data in form of structured questionnaires to gather data. One hundred respondents from Mombasa County department of health ade up the target population for this study, including ten general managers, twenty project supervisors, twenty M&E officers, twenty project officers, twenty financial officers, and twenty project managers. The number of projects which were considered in this study was fourteen projects which were completed between the years 2012 to 2022. Since the target population was less than 200, census method was preferred where the entire target population formed the sample size. Out of the sample size of 100 employees, 90 of them responded making the response rate at 90%. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 28 and findings presented in form of tables. In this study, four research questions were answered using multiple regression technique employing the p-value approach. Findings revealed that the success of health initiatives in Mombasa County, Kenya, was substantially impacted by at least one independent variable, as indicated by the p value of 0.000 which is less than significant value 0.05. The study concluded that risk identification and risk analysis have a positive effect on performance of health projects in Mombasa County. It recommended that all health initiatives should prioritize risk management high on the project's management agenda.