Testimonials

"This thesis is just perfect! I would have never written a better one! I appreciate your work; you DO care about your clients! I’m sure where I will order my next work!!!"

Angelo, NJ

Security

Poverty Reduction Sample

Writing a thesis proposal may sound difficult to you. Review the sample of the paper kindly provided by our experts and see how easily we can help you.

Poverty Reduction in Rural Areas of Nigeria

Executive summary

As one of the highly-populated countries in Africa, Nigeria has a population of about 178.5 million. Nigerian population accounts for the 47 percent of the West Africa’s population. In Africa, Nigeria is the largest exporter of oil in Africa and also has the largest reserves of natural gas in Africa. Being a large reserve of both natural and human resources, the country has a high potential of becoming a prosperous economy characterized by rapid economic growth that can significantly reduce poverty and improve the standard of people through improved accessibility of services such as healthcare, infrastructure and education. Nigeria forms one of the fast-growing economies in the region, with a GDP of around $568.5 million (World Bank, 2015).

Notably, in the last five years, poverty in Nigeria has declined by 2.3 percent. It is estimated that the number of Nigerians living below 1.25 Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) poverty line declines by 0.5 percent every year since 2010. The rapid economic growth has been an important aspect of reduction of poverty in the country. However, poverty reduction has been slowed down by a number of factors such as the rapid population growth by 3 percent annually. By 2016, there would an increase of Nigerian population by 67 million compared to 61 million in 2010. Other important factors responsible for slowing down poverty reduction include traditional challenges of proliferation, waste, safety and cost beset poverty alleviation in rural zones, limiting the growth and spread of new approaches to activities such as agriculture.

This thesis examines the current trends in rural poverty reduction and establishes ideal solutions within the context of Nigeria rural zones. The study uses qualitative research paradigm to examine the current trends in rural poverty reduction in Nigeria. This study uses secondary data from over 20 sources within the last seven years such National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Central Intelligence Agency, Office for National Statistics (Europe) Central, Bank of Nigeria publications, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Bank publications, National Bureau of Statistics, Central Bank of Nigeria, Eurostat figures, Action Aid Nigeria, United Nations Development Programme, EU Employment Situation and Social Outlook, International Labour Organization, World Population Prospects, United Nations and Office for National Statistics.

This study also uses comparative analysis/ cross country studies between Nigeria and Europe, with particular focus on Lithuania. Based on the analysis of secondary data and comparative analysis, this study presents recommendations to poverty reduction in rural areas of Nigeria.

REFERENCES

  1. Action Aid Nigeria. (2009). Country Strategy Paper 2009-2013: Fighting Poverty in the Midst of Plenty II. Action Aid Nigeria.
  2. Aderonmu, J.A (2010). Obstacles to Rural Development in Nigeria, Kogi Journal of Politics 1(2) 84-93.
  3. Alesina, A., & Glaeser, E. L. (2004). Fighting poverty in the US and Europe: A world of difference. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  4. Ali-Akpajiak, S. C. A., & Pyke, T. (2003). Measuring poverty in Nigeria. Oxford: Oxfam GB.
  5. Amaechi, A. E. and Amara, T. C. (2005). Manual of Resource Methodology and Thesis Writing. Ker Experts Book Limited, Aba.
  6. Antai, A. S. 2007. In search for a corrupt free nation – a new paradigm for sustained development in Nigeria. International Journal of African Culture, Politics and Development, 2 (5), 21 – 51.
  7. Aremu J. A., (2004). “Trade Policy as Instrument for Poverty Reduction in Nigeria”, Paper presented at the workshop on Nigeria’s Trade Policy Process, Organised by the National Association of Nigerian Traders and Heinrich Boll Foundation (Nigeria), 30 November – 2nd December 2004, Abuja.
  8. Asobie, H. A (2007). The Answer Lies Within Us” Presidential Address given at the 26th Annual Conference of Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA), Bayero University.
  9. Asselin, L. M. (2005). Poverty Impact Assessment of Programs and Projects Proceedings of the CBMS Network Meeting.
  10. Baratz, M.S., and Grigsby, W.G. (1971) ‘Thoughts on Poverty and Its Elimination, Journal of Social Policy, 119-134.
  11. Bertolini,P, Montanari M and Peregine V (2008). Poverty and Social Exclusion in Rural Areas. Poverty in the EU1.Background.
  12. Buhr, P., and Leibfried, S. (1995). What a Difference a Day Makes’, in G. Room (ed.), Beyond the Threshold, Bristol: Policy Press.
  13. Cantillon, B., Marx, I., and van den Bosch, K. (1998). Le défi de la pauvreté et del’exclusion sociale’, paper presented to the International Social Security Association conference on Targeting and Incentives, Jerusalem, January.
  14. Central Bank of Nigeria Statistical Bulletins (Various).
  15. CIA (2009). The World FactBook. Washington, DC.
  16. Collier, S. D. (2003). Economic Development, 3rd ed. Pearson Education, New Delhi.
  17. Deleeck, H., van den Bosch, K., and de Lathouwer, L. (1992) Poverty and the Adequacy of Social Security in the EC, Aldershot: Avebury.
  18. Denzin, N.K., & Lincoln, Y.S. (2000). The discipline and practice of qualitative research. In N.K. Denzin & Y.S. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative research (2ed.) (pp. 1-28). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  19. Duze, M. C., Mohammed, H., & Kiyawa, I. A. (2008). Poverty in Nigeria: Causes, manifestations and alleviation strategies. London, UK: Adonis & Abbey Publishers.
  20. Economic Crisis Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) (2009). Inclusive Lithuania: through analysis-based policy dialogue towards effective decision making. Accessed on 18th, September,2015

Thesis Writing Service Order Page