Covid-19 And Performance of Selected Non-Governmental Organizations in Kabale District, Uganda.

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Kabale University


The study examined the impact of Covid-19 on performance of selected NGOs in Kabale District. It was guided by objectives which were: to assess the role of selected NGOs on their performance in Kabale District; to explore the impacts of COVID-19 on NGOs’ performance during COVID-19 in Kabale District and to establish the best post-COVID-19 management strategies for better NGO performance Kabale District. The study used a survey design and a sample size of 371 respondents who were selected using purposive and simple random sampling techniques. Data collection was done using questionnaires and interview guide, and was analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences that generated descriptive statistics such as frequencies and percentages. Findings revealed that there were potential issues with the quality, accessibility or availability of health services provided to beneficiaries, as a significant proportion of respondents disagreed that adequate health services were provided. The researcher made a conclusion that NGOs in Kabale District were actively involved in community development initiatives, advocacy and the promotion of human rights, political and economic empowerment. The major conclusion was that the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on networking and funding activities of organizations, as a majority of respondents agreed that networking was not possible and funds were diverted to other activities. The study concluded that there was need for NGOs to improve their performance in providing health services, particularly in the post-COVID-19 era. The majority of the respondents agreed or strongly agreed that NGOs needed to participate in developing comprehensive health-related policies to improve their performance in this area. The study recommended that efforts should be made to increase the accessibility and availability of health services to the beneficiaries by more outreaches in remote areas; increasing the number of health workers in underserved areas; and improving transportation infrastructure to make it easier for people to reach health facilities. NGOs should work to improve the communication and implementation of environmental initiatives. NGOs should continue to promote entrepreneurship by providing training, mentorship, and support for small-scale enterprise development. This will enable individuals to create sustainable livelihoods and contribute to the local economy through addressing complex societal needs beyond entrepreneurship. Organizations need to be flexible and adaptive in their strategies to respond to unexpected events such as pandemics. This may involve reallocating resources, phasing out certain projects, and exploring new opportunities for service delivery.




Karungi, Molly (2023). Covid-19 And Performance of Selected Non-Governmental Organizations in Kabale District, Uganda. Kabale: kabale University.