Adoption of Integrated Financial Management System and Procurement Performance in Uganda A Case Of Kabale District In Uganda
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMS) adoption on public procurement performance in Kabale District. The study adopted a cross section research design. For the purposes of this study, the population of interest was 4 entities in Kabale District (Kabale University, Kabale District, Kabale Referral Hospital, Kabale Municipality). 40 respondents with 10 Officers from each entity. The target respondents were Procurement Managers/ Officers, Accounting Officers, Inventory Officers and Finance Officers. Given the small size, a census was proposed. Primary data was collected for the purpose of this study. It was collected using questionnaires were administered to the relevant officers through a drop and pick later strategy for one week so as to give the respondents an ample time to fill them, the filled questionnaires were inspected for completeness and edited. Descriptive statistics was used to determine the effect of IFMS on the procurement performance. Standard deviation, range and co-efficient of variation was used to determine the challenges in implementing the IFMS. Content analysis was used to analyse qualitative information collected in the survey. The study found out that the various components of IFMS have been adopted in the by selected entities. They include; accounts receivable, accounts payable, procurement management, cash management respectively. The study also concludes that cash management has a positive and significant effect on procurement performance accounts receivable, accounts payable, procurement management have a no significant effect on procurement performance. Based on the findings, this study recommends that Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development should fully commit itself to see that the implementation of IFMS is running smoothly without any challenges by allocating more funds to train staff and fully equip entities.
A Research Dissertation Submitted to the Directorate of Postgraduate training in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Award of A Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Option: Procurement) at Kabale University
Integrated Financial Management System, Procurement Performance