Inclusive Planning in Nigeria: A Veritable Tool for Poverty Reduction

Research areas: Year: 2014
Type of Publication: Article Keywords: Poverty, Planning, and Nigeria
  • Akwu, and Kanu K.C.
Journal: Journal of Environmental Sciences And Policy Evaluation Volume: 4
Number: 2 Pages: 73 - 82
Month: December
In perceived or real terms stagnation in the supply of poverty alleviation materials and resources seems to be the order of the day in Nigeria. Even though there are core poverty eradication Ministries and Agencies, benefits from them have not been evenly distributed as expected. What we have is a development where some are favoured and others not. The paper argues in favour of embracing inclusive planning as a veritable tool for the reduction of poverty in Nigeria. The data for the study which provides the basis for this paper were collected from secondary sources. Results show that up till now in Nigeria, 84.4% of the people are poor or moderately endowed. It is therefore suggested that transparency and accountability be employed as two aiding keys of poverty reduction.