Influence Of Asset Based Community Development Approach On Poverty Reduction In Devolved County Governments: A Case Of Kaloleni Subcounty, Kilifi County
Mwakulilah, Alice Mshai
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This study examined the influence of Asset-Based Community Development approach on Poverty Reduction in Kaloleni sub county, Kilifi County. The study focused on the influence of availability of local resources, citizen’s participation, and asset mobilization on Poverty Reduction in Kaloleni sub county, Kilifi County. The sample of this study consisted of 100 respondents; 80 of whom were randomly selected beneficiaries drawn from the 8 community units of Kaloleni sub county in Kilifi County and 20 were purposively selected key informants from the Kaloleni sub county government management office in Kaloleni town, including project officers and coordinators, NGOs and CBOs officers, private sector business community. Outcomes indicated that 53% of the respondents observed that the projects do not conduct needs assessment to find what resources they have to solve the problem themselves 26% respondents affirmed there being needs assessment conducted. This indicates lack of knowledge of the respondents on the needs assessment. The study further points out that the projects have a way of discovering untapped talents with 66% of the respondents affirming so. This means that the project can support the ABCD approach which will go a long way in reducing poverty.
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