Analysis of Development Programmes as Strategies for Sustainable Economic Development in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

  • Chris AC-Ogbonna Ogbonna Veritas University, Abuja
Keywords: Development Programmes, Strategies, Sustainable Economic Development, Ebonyi State


Development Programmes are radical and structural strategies designed by government and necessary for bringing rapid and large scale improvement in the lives of the masses of poverty-stricken, malnourished and illiterate people of Nigeria towards achieving sustainable economic transformation and development of our society, especially in Ebonyi State. The study shows that the government has made several attempts in designing economic development blueprints that could eradicate poverty and speed up development in Nigeria but have failed to achieve its objective because of some perceived obstacles. The objective of the study is to examine the effect of development programs in achieving sustainable economic development in Ebonyi State while the significance of the study is to improve the welfare of Ebonyi indigenes in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). The assumptions of the study is that Nigeria cannot be proposing of becoming one of the leading twenty economies in the world by 2020, (vision20:20) when her rural areas lack the basic needs of life, the standard of living is very poor, infrastructural development has overtaken human capacity development in Ebonyi State with high degree poverty. The study was analyzed using content analytical techniques from an empirical and conceptual perspective. The study revealed that the development outcome in Nigeria especially in Ebonyi State is still very poor despite the solid critical road infrastructures in the State. The recommendation of the study is that a comprehensive reform mechanism should be adopted in diversifying the productive base of the state and enhance human capacity development.


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How to Cite
Ogbonna, C. A.-O. (2020). Analysis of Development Programmes as Strategies for Sustainable Economic Development in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Social Science and Humanities (IJRSS) ISSN:2582-6220, 1(3), 26 to 35.