MUSA, WAKAWA H. (Ph.D)
Department of Economics
Edexcel University
Porto Novo, Benin Republic
West Africa.


Abstract
This study is titled “the nature and methodology of propoor projects in Nigeria: an impediment to sustainable development and economic Growth” and it encapsulated the definition of propoor projects, scope of propoor projects, Nigerian perspectives of propoor projects, impacts of propoor projects, Conclusion and Recommendations based on the text. The study is a product of a survey study conducted via the Social Media where questions were administered and a robust 300 responses trooped in tremendously with opinions within two - three days from people across the Country. Data were analyzed descriptively using frequency distribution of tables where percentages were equally given to responses by which degree of significance were determined and results were presented on histogram and pie chart respectively. Considering the objectives and essence of propoor projects the study revealed that there are no proper pro-poor projects, in Nigeria but pro-rich projects. This further explains that most of the projects by the government are on pen and papers targeting the poor but at the end were delivered only to the rich and the elites. Also, it revealed that this is one of the major problems and challenges impeding rapid and sustainable Development of the Country. Recommendations were made specifically for the government and our leaders to reorient and reconceptualized the essence of propoor projects, ensure all propoor projects are delivered onto the targeted population, developmental programmes should be extended to rural areas and evenly distributed, education and public goods should be made accessible and affordable to the bottom poor of the society so that the Country can experience a rapid and sustainable development. 

 

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