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2017 | 17 | 42 | 185-203
Article title

Contributions of Community Based Organisations to Poverty Alleviation in Oyo State, Nigeria

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Wkład Organizacji Społecznościowych w łagodzenie ubóstwa w Oyo State w Nigerii
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Abstracts
EN
In Nigeria, Community Based Organisations (CBOs) have been involved in diverse development and poverty reduction programmes in many states. In Oyo State, their involvements have been evident for more than five decades now, a long time enough for their impacts to be readily felt, thus due for empirical evaluation. This study therefore evaluated activities of CBOs, as institutions of civil society, in poverty reduction in Oyo State, Nigeria. Data were collected through questionnaire administration on 1,104 households across three (3) Senatorial Districts in the State. Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) were also conducted for registered CBOs in the districts. Descriptive statistics were used in analysing the data collected. Findings revealed that many CBOs existed in the areas, out of which the Landlord Associations and Town Unions accounted for 60 per cent. The projects that have abated poverty which were undertaken by these CBOs were in the areas of economy and empowerment (63.7%), security facilities and services (23.0%), and infrastructure provision (13.3%). Any attempt towards sustainable development should therefore take into cognisance the impact that these two organisations, among others, are capable of exerting in locations that exemplifies similar cultural, social, economic and political characteristics.
PL
W Nigerii Organizacje Społecznościowe (ang.: Community Based Organisations (CBOs)) zostały zaangażowane w różne programy mające na celu rozwój oraz ograniczanie ubóstwa w wielu stanach. W stanie Oyo, ich zaangażowanie jest widoczne już od ponad pięćdziesięciu lat, wystarczająco długo, aby rzeczywiście odczuć i empirycznie ocenić efekty ich działań. Niniejszy artykuł ma na celu ewaluację wpływu działalności CBOs jako organizacji społeczności obywatelskich na ograniczanie ubóstwa w Stanie Oyo w Nigerii. Dane zgromadzono dzięki badaniom opartym na kwestionariuszach wypełnionych w 1 104 gospodarstwach domowych. Przeprowadzono też dyskusje w grupach fokusowych z zarejestrowanymi Organizacjami Społecznościowymi. Do analizy danych wykorzystano statystykę opisową. Wyniki badań ukazały, że na analizowanym obszarze działa wiele CBOs, z czego 60% aktywności przypada na Stowarzyszenia Gospodarzy (ang.: Landlord Associations) oraz Unie Miejskie (ang.: Town Unions). Projekty, które przyczyniły się do zmniejszenia ubóstwa, przeprowadzono w obszarach: gospodarki i praworządności (63,7%), usług i urządzeń bezpieczeństwa (23%), a także infrastruktury (13,3%). Z tego względu pod uwagę powinny być wzięte próby dążenia do zrównoważonego rozwoju, ponieważ owe dwie organizacje są w stanie wpłynąć na obszary stanowiące przykłady aspektów kulturalnych, społecznych, gospodarczych oraz politycznych.
Year
Volume
17
Issue
42
Pages
185-203
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Dates
online
2017-07-15
Contributors
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso Oyo State, Nigeria
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
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