The role of local development initiatives in easing poverty with special reference to Takaba Development Initiatives (TDI) in Mandera district
Sheikh, Hassan M
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This study sought to examine the role of community based organizations m poverty alleviation. Specifically TDI was studied as an example of community initiated projects. A random sample of 58 respondents and 11 purposely selected key informants were interviewed through the administration of questionnaires. Data collected from the respondents were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The study established that TDI has done a lot to help ease scarcity of water in the area and also easy access to education thereby raising school enrollment. This is through activities like construction of dams and hand-dug pans, water harvesting and Management skills, construction of schools, training of SMC on school management, soil conservation and health awareness. In conclusion the study recommends policies aimed at strengthening TDI. Such policies would be the most appropriate and effective when implemented with the aim of poverty alleviation at grassroots level.
SponsorhipUniversity of Nairobi
Department of Economics, University of Nairobi
SubjectTakaba Development Initiatives (TDI)
Local development initiatives