Institutional involvement in poverty eradication: the case of Teso district, Kenya
This study is about institutional involvement in poverty eradication. The objectives of the study were to investigate and establish the major institutions involved in poverty eradication activities in Teso District. To identify the institutional poverty eradication intervention mechanisms and to establish the problems that hinders the institutions activities. The data was collected using both primary and secondary sources. Primary data was collected using structured questionnaires. A study sample included a total of 90 respondents who were interviewed using the questionnaire. The secondary data was collected from publications, journals, books, unpublished papers and poverty reports from relevant development plans World Bank reports UNDP among others the data was analyzed using statistical package for social science (SPSS). The research findings revealed that a wide range of institutions are involved in poverty eradication efforts. The involved institutions also employ a variety of interventions to address poverty. The study findings also show that institutions face a number of problems that hinder them from achieving their poverty eradication goals. The main problems include limited financials, high poverty in the area, lack of coordination among institutions, poor poverty eradication policies among others. The study recommends that further research on a wide scale is needed to investigate the role of institutions such as donor community, the church in poverty eradication. There is need for a appropriate institutions. Poverty eradication policies to be revisited and need for adequate implementation of appropriate poverty eradication policies. The source of additional resources directed to institutions towards poverty eradication need to be further investigated to minimize the problem of limited resource that the institutions are faces with.