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A look at Lesotho government and NGOS' economic empowerment programs with respect to rural poverty recudtion

Hapazari, Innocent and Hapazari, Josphine (2019) A look at Lesotho government and NGOS' economic empowerment programs with respect to rural poverty recudtion. Corvinus Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 10 (1). pp. 65-85. DOI https://doi.org/10.14267/CJSSP.2019.1.4

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.14267/CJSSP.2019.1.4


Abstract

This study examined ongoing economic empowerment programs that are being implemented by both government and NGOs in rural areas of Lesotho. The key objectives were to gain some insight into major government and NGO poverty reduction programs that target or at least include the rural poor, and to establish the challenges encountered by the benefactors in executing their poverty reduction efforts. A qualitative approach involving interviews was utilized to collect data from a sample of six government ministries and six NGOs. The study revealed that various economic empowerment programs were being implemented throughout the country. The main challenges faced by the government and NGOs in their quest to assist the rural poor were constrained resources, inadequate cooperation and/ or interference from political leadership, and the insufficient enthusiasm of target groups.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:economic empowerment programs, poverty reduction, Lesotho Government, NGOs
Subjects:Sociology
DOI:https://doi.org/10.14267/CJSSP.2019.1.4
ID Code:4146
Deposited By: Veronika Vit├ęz
Deposited On:24 Jul 2019 08:50
Last Modified:24 Jul 2019 08:50

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