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Title:Assessing the developmental impact of poverty eradication programmes in Sokoto State, Nigeria
Author:Dansabo, Muhammad Tasiu
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Sociology and Anthropology (ISSN 0331-4111)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:poverty reduction
development projects
community participation
Abstract:This study assesses the developmental impact of poverty eradication programmes in Sokoto state, Nigeria, with particular reference to three such programmes, notably the National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP), Sokoto State Poverty Reduction Agency (SPORA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) project. The study investigates the degree to which these programmes have had developmental implications vis-a-vis the target population. Results show that the developmental impact of poverty eradication programmes is marginal. Chronic poverty has impacted negatively on the performance of the programmes. The authors argue that the three poverty reduction programmes are not sustainable and that their top-down approach needs to be revised. Target beneficiaries need to be involved in the policy formulation so that beneficiaries get what they want. The poor should be involved in all the programmes' phases. There is the need to extend the bottom-up concept to include direct participation of benefiting communities in project identification. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]