Christopher Oku


This study attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of poverty reduction efforts in Nnewi, especially in relation to the policy and strategy formulation, implementation, coordination, monitoring, control and review, sourcing and utilization of resources (both human and material) and complementarity of programmes. The study also focused on the impact of the past strategies and programmes on the target poor using the survey approach and chi-square to collect, collate, analyse and present data respectively in its findings which include: Based on these findings and conclusions, recommendations, including the following were made towards effective poverty reduction efforts in Nnewi; government, its agencies and other stakeholders should develop a multidimensional approach towards poverty reduction strategies and implement along that line, efforts should be made to effectively target the poor in all considerations and at all levels of articulation, implementation, monitoring and review; the government anti-corruption efforts should be stepped up and seriously up-held in dealing with matters concerning poverty reduction efforts.


Government, corruption, poverty alleviation, and Development

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