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Title:Determinants of grassroots' influence in development programmes in Sub-Saharan African
Authors:Olaniyan, OlanrewajuISNI
Folawewo, Abiodun O.
Olofin, Sam O.ISNI
Periodical:Ibadan journal of the social sciences (ISSN 1597-5207)
Geographic terms:Nigeria
South Africa
Subjects:community development
community participation
development projects
Abstract:This study examines the factors that affect the grassroots' influence in the formulation and implementation of development programmes and policies using data from six communities across three countries: Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa. The analyses in the paper are based on descriptive and OLS regression techniques. The results of the study indicate that gender, age and employment status of grassroots actors are important factors determining their influence on development efforts in their communities. On the other hand, grassroots members' level of education is found not to be significant in the determination of their influence in the design, formulation and implementation of development programmes affecting their communities. App., bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]