Influence of Participation in Community and Social Development Projects on Beneficiaries’ Income in Ondo and Kwara States, Nigeria

Owolabi K. Elijah, Okunlola J. Olaniyi, Mafimisebi T. Ejiola


The study determined the influence of participation in community social development projects on household income among beneficiaries in Ondo and Kwara states, Nigeria. Specifically, it determined the extent to which respondents were aware of community-driven development projects, the level to which respondents participated in the community-driven development project and influence of CDD approach on the income of beneficiaries in the study area. A simple random sampling was used to select 6 households in each of the non-benefiting communities, thus making a total of eighty-four (84) non-beneficiaries in the two states. Primary data was collected and analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics.  The results show that 54.2 % of the respondents who benefitted from CSDP projects were males while 45.8% of them were females.  The findings also show that 56.0% and 36.9% were aware and very much aware of education projects respectively while only 4.8% were not aware. The CSDP projects implemented among the respondents include majorly health facility (64.3%), water facility (55.9%), education (52.9%), electricity (51.2%) and socio economic (47.0%). Other CSDP projects implemented in the communities were transported (36.9%), environment (35.1%) and gender and vulnerable group’s projects (27.9%). The study also revealed that the majority (86.3%) respondents had a very high level of participation water project with a mean value of (X ̅= 3.77) while only 2.6% had a very low level of participation. Furthermore, majority (70.6%) of the respondents had a very high level of participation in health projects (X ̅= 3.58) but the level of participation was low 5.2% of them. There was a 33.4 % increment in the mean annual income among the CDD beneficiaries (X ̅=₦166542.8).  The findings showed that there was a significant difference in income of beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries before and after the implementation of CDD projects in the study areas with a p-value 0f 0.000.  The study concluded that the CDD approach to community social development projects ensured positive outcomes of the community driven development projects


Income; community; development; poverty


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