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The Practice of Human Capital Development Process and Poverty Reduction: Consequences for Sustainable Development Goals in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Adeline Nnenna Idike (), Ikechukwu Ogeze Ukeje (), Udu Ogbulu (), Johnson Ngwuta Aloh (), Victoria Ugochi Obasi (), Kelechi Nwachukwu (), Kenneth Osuebi () and Ernest N. Ejem ()
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Adeline Nnenna Idike: Alex Ekwueme Federal University
Ikechukwu Ogeze Ukeje: Alex Ekwueme Federal University
Udu Ogbulu: Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Johnson Ngwuta Aloh: Alex Ekwueme Federal University
Victoria Ugochi Obasi: Alex Ekwueme Federal University
Kelechi Nwachukwu: Alex Ekwueme Federal University
Kenneth Osuebi: Alex Ekwueme Federal University
Ernest N. Ejem: Alex Ekwueme Federal University

Public Organization Review, 2021, vol. 21, issue 2, No 8, 263-280

Abstract: Abstract Of the goals of sustainable development (SD), human capital and poverty reduction are seen as the means and end. As they combine to shape other goals, they are equally the targets. However, how the synergy responds to the overall Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be divorced from the former’s processes and government commitment. This underscores centrality of human capital (HC) to achievement of poverty reduction and food security priorities. This paper assesses HC development practice and utilisation process. Focus group discussion and in-depth interviews used give our findings empirical underpinnings. This study reveals that the most critical HC aspect has been consistently neglected in empowerment scheme of Ebonyi state government.

Keywords: Participatory intervention; Human capital development process; Policy; Implementation; Sustainable development goals (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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