Measuring Poverty in Nigeria

Overview

There is no shortage of written materials about the nature and prevalence of poverty in Nigeria, but they are not all easily accessible by civil-society groups. This report was commissioned by Oxfam GB to support the development of its new programme of poverty-alleviation work in a society that is rich in human and natural resources, and yet suffers major social and economic problems. The report summarizes recent evidence from a wide range of sources, including research institutions, civil-society organisations, ...

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Overview

There is no shortage of written materials about the nature and prevalence of poverty in Nigeria, but they are not all easily accessible by civil-society groups. This report was commissioned by Oxfam GB to support the development of its new programme of poverty-alleviation work in a society that is rich in human and natural resources, and yet suffers major social and economic problems. The report summarizes recent evidence from a wide range of sources, including research institutions, civil-society organisations, bilateral and multilateral institutions, government organisations, and individuals. It collates their findings in one comprehensive document which surveys aspects of poverty in Nigeria from social, political, economic, environmental, and technological perspectives.
"Measuring Poverty in Nigeria" will be useful to development organizations and other representatives of civil society who are engaged in promoting good governance in Nigeria. It explores the underlying causes of poverty, both urban and rural; presents a wide range of indices; and assesses the prospects for inclusive and equitable development under Nigeria’s new democratic dispensation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780855985028
  • Publisher: Oxfam Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Series: Oxfam Working Papers Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 8.32 (w) x 11.84 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
Map of Nigeria
1 Context of the report 1
2 Executive summary 2
3 Social development and poverty in Nigeria 5
4 Poverty and the political system in Nigeria 20
5 Poverty and the economy in Nigeria 27
6 Trade and poverty in Nigeria 36
7 Environment and poverty in Nigeria 42
8 Women and poverty in Nigeria 48
9 Technology and poverty in Nigeria 58
10 Conclusion 63
Notes 65
References 70
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