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Factor No.7 - Project responsiveness. Project responsiveness is the abilityofa project toadapt to the needsofa community. With the changing needsofa community, a projectshould be able to adapt to these changes in order to fully cater for the community needs.Itisthereforeimportantwhendesigningaprogramtoconsider changesin theenvironment so as to ensure that changes that occur can be catered for through projectmodification. Previous studies indicated that sustained and successful programs areflexible rather than static (Bamberger &Cheema, 1990; The Finance Project, 2002), andalthough programs may maintain their overall program goals, activities and priorities mayneed adjustment to address evolving issues and contexts.Factor No.8 -Project sustainability plan and local collaboration. From the study, asustainability plan is importantifthe project is to continue in a foreseeable future withmanagers planning within the first year for sustaining that project. Also, the local leadersshould be involved in the project management as they understand the community welland they would assist in coming up with a clear sustainability plan.From the factor analysis test done, eight factors were extracted which were used asfactors that impact the sustainabilityofHIV/AIDS projects in Nyanza. These new factorswere not very different from the previous literature, which had more or less the same37
variables.ThesefactorshadhighmeanscoresandweredeemedtoaffectthesustainabilityofHl'VIAIDS projects in Nyanza region. From the previous studies, theProgram Sustainability Index (PSI) created seven factors from an initial 29 items whichalso had high means and low inter-correlations amongst them.The second objectiveofthe study was to assess the impactofdeterminants that influencesustainabilityofHIV/AIDS projects in Nyanza. From responses collected during thestudy, the factors that were used in analysing the sustainabilityofthe illV/AIDS projectswere significant with all the factors having a mean greater than 3.5, with some factorseven having a mean greater than 4. Factors such as involvementofcollaborators inprogram evaluation, project successes being made known to the community, and havingqualified staff on the project had high mean responses indicating they had high effects onproject sustainability. The respondents showed that their projects are indeed sustainablewith very fewofthem indicating that their projects are not sustainable.This study corroborates previous studies on factors that impact the sustainabilityofHIV/AIDS projects. Soni & Gupta (2009) emphasize the need to adopt new approachesto fundingHlv/AIDS projects as a way to enhance program sustainability. This isthrough making an important priority in bridging the resource gapofmaking high-qualitytreatment as affordable as possible by increasing the efficiency with which funds aredeployed. The architectureoffunding should continue to shift from a proposal followed

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