Title: Appraising the implementation of millennium development goal 1 projects at communities for sustainable development in Enugu State, Nigeria

Authors: Matthias U. Agboeze; Elochukwu A. Nwankwo

Addresses: Department of Adult Education and Extra-Mural Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria ' Department of Archaeology and Tourism, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

Abstract: The study appraises the state of the implementation of MDG 1 projects that are targeted at alleviating poverty in Enugu State, Nigeria. It ascertained the extent of the communities' participation, the extent MDG 1 projects succeeded in alleviating poverty, the constraints to effective implementation of MDG 1 projects, and the strategies for enhancing the implementation of MDG 1 projects in Enugu State. Thirty-two autonomous communities were randomly selected from six local government areas. The study adopted descriptive survey research design and collated data were analysed using mean and standard deviation. Findings from the study revealed that the communities participated to a low extent, and that MDG 1 projects succeeded in alleviating poverty to a low extent. Also the major constraints were lack of expert management capacity as well as poor monitoring and evaluation which affected effective implementation. The study further recommended participation of the community and effective monitoring and evaluation of MDG 1 projects in Enugu State.

Keywords: project implementation; MDG 1 projects; sustainable development; community participation; poverty alleviation; Nigeria; millennium development goals; sustainability; expert management capacity; project monitoring; project evaluation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSOC.2016.082365

International Journal of Sustainable Society, 2016 Vol.8 No.4, pp.318 - 337

Available online: 16 Feb 2017

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