Chikaodili Juliet Ugwoke (PhD), Ekene Benedict Okonkwo, Emerem Jennifer Obidebube


This paper analyses the impact of Poverty Alleviation Programmes on youth unemployment in developing countries especially Nigeria. Nigeria has National Alleviation or Eradication Programmes. To achieve the objective of this paper, the study employed two research questions, which includes; has poverty alleviation programmes positively influenced youth unemployment and socio-economic development in Nigeria; and how mismanagement of resources had and corruption affected youth empowerment scheme in Nigeria. Qualitative research design was employed in eliciting and analyzing reliable information gathered in this study. The results show that mismanagement of resources and corruption have considerably rendered the capacity enhancement programme ineffective in Nigeria and developing countries at large.  Thus, youths remained incapacitated to transformed and take advantage of their environment. It recommends that pragmatic approach should be employed towards reducing unemployment indices in Nigeria. It concluded by recommending that enlightenment program which can change the orientation of political office holders should be organized biannually. Secondly, Nigerian government should institute vocation training centres in every local government for continuous training of the youth. Finally, more job opportunities would be created in different states to absorb the massive increase in the number of unemployed youth.


Impact, Poverty, Poverty Alleviation Programmes, Youth, Developing Countries.

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