Economic and Financial Review


Central Bank of Nigeria


Poverty, Poverty Reduction, Poverty Reduction Strategy, Nigeria


The present paper assesses not only the efforts of the current administration in poverty reduction, but also the · role played by past administrations so as to identify a more pragmatic approach to poverty reduction in Nigeria The next section looks at a poverty profile in Nigeria with a view to identifying ·some of the salient issues. Section IIL examines the various approaches to poverty reduction. Section IV appraises poverty reduction in Nigeria. Section V, offers some suggestions on poverty reduction in Nigeria.

Author Bio

Dr. Fidelis O. Ogwumike is of the Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan - Nigeria

Publication Title

CBN Economic and Financial Review





Recommended Citation

Ogwumike, Fidelis O. (2001). An Appraisal of Poverty and Poverty Reduction Strategies in Nigeria. CBN Economic and Financial Review. 39(4), 45-75.



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