THE VIABILITY OF LIVELIHOOD ASSETS, LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY AND GOVERNMENT. INTERVENTION TOWARDS ENSURING SUSTAINABLE POVERTY REDUCTION : A PILOT TEST

Yusuf Kasim

Abstract


This paper explores a sample of few data concerning the potency of livelihood assets, livelihood strategy and government intervention and how they contribute in ensuring sustainable poverty reduction in Nigeria. As a pilot study, the investigation was limited to Dange-Shuni local government of Sokoto state-Nigeria. The study adopted survey approach and data were collected using simple random sampling within the pilot study area (Dange-Shuni). The study's model has five livelihood asset, livelihood strategy, government intervention and sustainable poverty reduction as variables. The essence of the preliminary/pilot  study was to examine the validity and reliability of the adapted measuring instruments. The validity and reliability of the instruments were analyzed using SPSS version 22. The result of the preliminary /pilot study espoused the efficacy of the adapted instrument, thus they are valid and reliable.

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Livelihood Assets, Livelihood Strategy, Government Intervention, Sustainable Poverty Reduction , Pilot Test, Nigeria.

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