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POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROGRAMME
National Poverty Eradication Programme
(NAPEP) is a 2001 program by the Nigerian
government addressing poverty in Nigeria and
related issues. It was designed to replace the
Poverty Alleviation Program.
Background
Poverty in Nigeria remains significant despite high
economic growth.[1] Nigeria has one of the world's
highest economic growth rates (averaging 7.4%[2]
over the last decade), a well-developed economy,
and plenty of natural resources such as oil. However,
it retains a high level of poverty, with 63% living on
less than $1 per day,[3] implying a decline in
equity. There have been governmental attempts at
poverty alleviation, of which the National Poverty
Eradication Programme (NAPEP) and National
Poverty Eradication Council (NAPEC) are the most
recent ones.[1]
NAPEP
National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP) is
a 2001 program by the Nigerian government aiming
at poverty reduction, in particular, reduction of
absolute poverty.[1] It was designed to replace the
Poverty Alleviation Program.[1] NAPEP and NAPEC
coordinate and oversee various other institutions,
including ministries, and develop plans and
guidelines for them to follow with regards to poverty
reduction.[1] NAPEP goals include training youths in
vocational trades, to support internship, to support
micro-credit, create employment in the automobile
industry, and help VVF patients.[4]
The program is seen as an improvement over the
previous Nigerian government poverty-reduction
programmes.[1] According to a 2008 analysis, the
program has been able to train 130,000 youths and
engaged 216,000 people , but most of the
beneficiaries were non-poor.[4]
Incidents
Several concerns over corruption have been raised.
[5]
In late May 2011, the program website was targeted
by Nigerian hacktivists during the inauguration of
Goodluck Jonathan.[6]
References
1. ^ a b c d e f Mike I. Obadan, POVERTY
REDUCTION IN NIGERIA: THE WAY FORWARD , CBN
ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL REVIEW, VOL. 39 N0. 4
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2. ^ Nigeria: Country Brief , Worldbank
3. ^ Nigeria: Overview , DFID
4. ^ a b Karl Wohlmuth; Reuben Adeolu Alabi;
Phillippe Burger (November 2008). New growth and
poverty alleviation strategies for Africa: B and
regional Perspectives . LIT Verlag Münster. pp. 60–
61. ISBN 978-3-8258-1542-4. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
5. ^ Nicholas Ibekwe, N600m stolen from poverty
eradication programme
6. ^ Cyber-hacktivism , The Economist, Jun 9th
2011
Further reading
Adoyi William Ejeh (19 November 2010). National
Poverty Eradication Programme (Napep) . Lap
Lambert Academic Publishing.
ISBN 978-3-8433-7463-7. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
External links
Official homepage
THE NATIONAL POVERTY ERADICATION
PROGRAMME (NAPEP). MONITORING STRATEGIES .
PAPER PRESENTED AT THE COMMUNITY BASED
MONITORING AND EVALUATION METHODOLOGY
WORKSHOP BY DR UMAR B. BINDIR DIRECTOR
(MONITORING & MANAGEMENT INFORMATION
SERVICES). 2002

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