Budget Management Practices and Constraints in International Non- Governmental Organizations; The Case of Management Sciences for Health – Ethiopa

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This research sought out to assess the budget management practices and constraints in Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The general objective of the study was to assess budget management practices of the various projects within the organization and how effective the practices are in handling funding from donors. This research adopted the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) lean six sigma methodology to develop the conceptual framework. The research approach employed was of a descriptive nature with both qualitative and quantitative investigation to evaluate the budget management practices within MSH. The data was collected using structured questionnaires from 72 permanent employees of Management Sciences for Health who were based at Addis Ababa office. The research scope was limited within MSH Addis Ababa staff. The finding of the research revealed the existence of ineffective budget management practices at Management Sciences for Health mainly from weaknesses in budget plan preparation, data collection, budget monitoring, and poor analysis method. The research recommended the importance of relevant staff involvement in budget preparation, highlighted the need for conduct of budget monitoring and analysis monthly, and suggested information sharing among projects. Key Words: Effective, gaps, knowhow, DMAIC, budget.



DMAIC, Effective