This work evaluates the strategies of programmes implementation in Plateau State as
they affect rural development between 1999 – 2010, using the three selected rural
development agencies in Plateau State (the Plateau State Director Labour Agency,
Plateau State Agricultural and Rural Development Programme, and Plateau State Rural
Water Supply and Sanitation Agency) as case study. This was done through the
following methodology. The purposive sampling technique was used to select the
respondents who responded to the questionnaire administered. Interviews were used to
collect information from the general managers of the selected rural development
agencies. Information were also collected from the files, records and mission
statements of the three selected rural development agencies in Plateau State, identified
for the purpose of this research. The data collected were analyzed using simple
percentage tables and the chi-square statistic was used in testing the research
hypotheses. The work came out with the following findings: (i) that the state allocations
to rural development in the yearly budget is not up to 1% of the total budget, (ii) that
the beneficiaries of rural development are not involved in programmes initiation and
implementation in Plateau State, (iii) that the three selected rural development agencies
have not impacted positively on rural development in Plateau State. The research made
the following recommendations based on the findings; that for effective performance of
the study agencies, the beneficiaries should be involved at every stage of the
programme(s). There should be the involvement of beneficiaries of rural development
programmes in the process of programmes initiation/conception and implementation.
There should be an agency on rural development, with a trust-fund contributed by the
state, local governments and donor agencies in order to increase the rate of rural
development in the state. The agency on rural development should be located and
coordinated from the Governor’s office to ensure that all communities are reached. The
research concluded that in view of the failure of the Top-down approach to rural
development in the state, the Bottom-up approach be adopted. This is so because the
Bottom-up approach is people centred, democratic, and representative of the interest of
the beneficiaries of rural development in their own affairs.
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