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Type Thesis or Dissertation - Master Thesis
Title Influence Of Foreign Aid On Community Livelihood: The Case Of Wajir County, Kenya
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
URL http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke/bitstream/handle/11295/90526/ IBRAHIM_Influence of foreign aid on​community livelihood: the case of Wajir county, Kenya.pdf?sequence=1
Foreign aid from several development agencies has become a big source of funds for bridging the gap between government expenditures and the low tax revenues in most of least developed countries, given the high levels of poverty in most countries. Over the past 60 years at least $1 trillion of development-related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa. In the African nations of Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Somalia, Mali, Chad, Mauritania and Sierra Leone from 1970 to 2002, over 70% of total government spending came from foreign aid. The major objective of foreign aid is the promotion of economic growth and poverty reduction. Kenya primarily receives aid from the World Bank, the United States, Japan, the European Community, and the United Kingdom. In Kenya today, 46% of the population lives below the poverty line. As a result, it is a daily challenge for many families to afford the basic needs. Levels of malnutrition are high and one third of all children in Kenya are stunted. The situation is particularly difficult for people living in nomadic communities in the arid and semi-arid areas of north-eastern Kenya. This has led to the implementation of various projects aimed at improving their livelihoods. The purpose of the study is to establish the influence of foreign aid on community livelihoods in Wajir County, Kenya. The objectives of the study is to establish how direct economic aid influences Community livelihood in Wajir County, To determine how direct development aid influences community livelihood in Wajir County, To assess how NGOs programmes influences community livelihood in the Wajir County, To establish how multilateral programmes influences community livelihood in Wajir County. The research design to be adopted was descriptive survey research design. The target population for the study was the community of Wajir County, NGOs, CBOs and Government Officials. The sample size for this study was be 374 households, 5 NGOs, 2 CBOs and 3 Government Officials thus totally to 384 sample sizes, which was selected by use of non-probable and purposive sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was questionnaires supported by Interview Guide.

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