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Measuring poverty in Nigeria /
Sofo C.A. Ali-Akpajiak and Toni Pyke.
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Oxford : Oxfam GB, 2003.
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viii, 71 p. : map ; 30 cm.
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085598502X
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Oxford : Oxfam GB, 2003.
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085598502X
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5071815
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Toni Pyke has worked with immigrants and refugees in the USA and with the Gypsy and Traveller community in the UK and Republic of Ireland. She also works as a private consultant in Nigeria Sofo Ali-Akpajiak has worked in the development sector with international NGOs, both in Ghana and Nigeria. He is currently the Executive Director of the Development and Learning Centre (DLC), a voluntary organisation based in Nigeria.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Exploring the underlying causes of poverty, both urban and rural, this book presents a wide range of indices and assesses the prospects for inclusive and equitable development under Nigeria's new democratic dispensation.
Main Description
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. Measuring Poverty in Nigeria 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 summarises 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 should prove useful to development organisations and other representatives of civil society 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 Nigerias new democratic dispensation.Toni Pyke has worked with immigrants and refugees in the USA and with the Gypsy and Traveller community in the UK and Republic of Ireland. She also works as a private consultant in Nigeria.Sofo Ali-Akpajiak has worked in the development sector with international NGOs, both in Ghana and Nigeria. He is currently the Executive Director of the Development and Learning Centre (DLC), a voluntary organisation based in Nigeria.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. v
List of abbreviationsp. vii
Map of Nigeriap. viii
Context of the reportp. 1
Executive summaryp. 2
Geography and populationp. 2
Economyp. 2
Politicsp. 2
The democratic challengep. 3
Framework of the reportp. 4
Social development and poverty in Nigeriap. 5
Introductionp. 5
Social contextp. 6
The experience of poverty in Nigeriap. 8
External influences on povertyp. 8
Health services in Nigeriap. 8
Health status of Nigeriansp. 10
Overall social conditions in Nigeriap. 14
Rural-urban migrationp. 16
Education in Nigeriap. 17
Unemploymentp. 19
Conclusionp. 19
Poverty and the political system in Nigeriap. 20
Introductionp. 20
Political historyp. 20
The present political systemp. 20
The judiciary and access to justicep. 22
The Constitution and existing lawsp. 23
Democracy and conflictp. 23
The debt burden and political sovereigntyp. 24
Challenges to the current political dispensationp. 24
Conclusionp. 25
Poverty and the economy in Nigeriap. 27
Introductionp. 27
The structure of the economyp. 27
External tradep. 29
Economic structure and povertyp. 29
Poverty-eradication effortsp. 32
The way forwardp. 34
Conclusionp. 35
Trade and poverty in Nigeriap. 36
Introductionp. 36
Current trade policyp. 36
Trade and the economyp. 37
Regional co-operationp. 38
Globalisationp. 39
Trade policies and poverty reductionp. 40
Challenges to making trade the engine of growthp. 40
Conclusionp. 41
Environment and poverty in Nigeriap. 42
Introductionp. 42
Institutional and policy frameworkp. 42
Core environmental issuesp. 43
Policy assessmentp. 44
Case study: environmental impact of the oil industry in the Delta Regionp. 45
Land, environmental degradation, and povertyp. 46
Urbanisation and environmental povertyp. 46
Problems of environmental managementp. 46
Creating a balance: the way forwardp. 47
Conclusionp. 47
Women and poverty in Nigeriap. 48
Introductionp. 48
History of Nigerian women's struggle for equalityp. 48
Employment rightsp. 50
Land and creditp. 51
Community rightsp. 51
Marriage rightsp. 51
Cultural and ritual practicesp. 53
Disabilityp. 54
Trafficking and child labourp. 55
The right to educationp. 56
Conclusionp. 56
Technology and poverty in Nigeriap. 58
Introductionp. 58
Agricultural production and technological developmentp. 58
Industrial development and technologyp. 58
Information and Communications Technologyp. 59
Computer penetrationp. 60
The Internetp. 60
Electricityp. 60
Broadcastingp. 61
Assessment of technological developmentp. 61
Technology and governancep. 61
Conclusionp. 61
Conclusionp. 63
Notesp. 65
Referencesp. 70
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