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Title: AN ASSESSMENT OF POVERTY REDUCTION PROGRAMMES IN BENUE STATE: THE CASE OF NAPEP AND LEEMP
Authors: DOKI, NAOMI ONYEJE
Keywords: POVERTY REDUCTION, NAPEP, LEEMP
PROGRAMMES
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: NONE
Citation: NONE
Series/Report no.: NONE;
Abstract: Abstract In the light of the deepening poverty conditions experienced across the state, and with the reality of increasing expenditures, the study set out to assess two poverty reduction programmes that have been embarked upon in Benue State: NAPEP and LEEMP. The objectives of the assessment were to determine the levels of effectiveness of the programmes and to find out, the factors, if any, that influence effectiveness. The study is hinged on a synthesis of poverty theories and the human capital development theory. The methodology employed in the study encompassed a survey research. Primary data were sourced via structured questionnaires, oral interviews and Focus Group Discussions. Secondary data were got from school and hospital records. A study of 690 beneficiaries of NAPEP and LEEMP was embarked upon from a total of seven Local Government Areas in Benue State. For the analysis, qualitative and quantitative tools were combined. Descriptive tools were used to present the picture of what the programmes have done and to highlight their impacts. A logistic regression was applied to test whether the probability of being poor reduced with benefiting from these programmes. Next, the correlation matrix analysis was used to show the relationship between benefitting from these programmes and other socio economic indicators of poverty to examine the pair- wise correlations between them. Finally, a fishbone diagram was used to discuss the main cause-effects relationship of the hindrances to the effectiveness of the programmes. The coefficients on benefitting from NAPEP (BN) and benefiting from LEEMP (BL) conform to the a priori expectation. The odds ratios i.e. the expected values of the unstandardised beta weights show that benefitting from NAPEP made a beneficiary 0.04 times less likely to be poor and from LEEMP, 0.8 times less likely to be poor and there is plenty of room for improvement. The findings of the study include the fact that poverty still persists among the beneficiaries of NAPEP and LEEMP. However, LEEMP has contributed more to the reducticin of non income poverty. The correlation matrix showed very weak negative correlations between BN and income and very weak positive correlations between BL and income. LEEMP however, performed better than NAPEP, making more tangible contributions to non income deprivations in the study area. The study recommends deliberate resource allocation to poverty reduction only after proper target identification and expected outcomes have been properly specified.
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URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/408
ISSN: NONE
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