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I. About CBMS-Nigeria
CBMS Coverage Area
Data requirements to monitor and evaluate progresses in poverty reduction are enormous. Originally, the National Living Standard Survey (NLSS) 2003/2004 was commissioned. The data obtained from this process is however limited to monetary measures of welfare which is grossly inadequate to monitor poverty in local communities of Nigeria. As a solution to this, the Core Welfare Indicator Questionnaire (CWIQ) was commissioned in 2006. Compared to the NLSS, the CWIQ is easy to administer and it covers a wider spectrum of core poverty indicators that were often overlooked in the NLSS. While the CWIQ is important and crucial, it hardly produced disaggregated data to be able to monitor poverty at the community level. Such data shortfalls make it difficult to design effective poverty targeting policies at the community levels. In this regard, the CBMS-Nigeria is implemented in order to generate and implement the Community-Based Monitoring System that is responsive to the needs of local communities. It will also be used to monitor the effect of the current global financial crises on the poverty status of local inhabitants and their coping strategies.
The implementation of the CBMS-Nigeria will be enhanced greatly by the fiscal federalism structure of the country. The local communities can therefore be mobilized through the local governments.
Specifically, the CBMS-Nigeria aims to provide the local communities with a simplified and easy to collect poverty indicators selected based on the local conditions so as to monitor community well-being; provide a framework for monitoring and evaluating the impact of the global financial and economic crises on poverty in Nigeria. produce community poverty monitoring reports based on the results of the Monitoring system; improve the capacity of data collection and processing at the local level through community participation in the process of data collection; provide the local government planning officers with current and comprehensive information and summary statistics as policy inputs in the prioritization of poverty and other intervention programs; and provide accurate and timely data on which poverty alleviation strategies and schemes will be effectively based.
II. Institutional Partners
The collaborating institutions e.g. University of Nigeria will aid establishment of the data base on poverty analysis, tracking and alleviation measures. The, local government council of Nigeria, national accelerated poverty eradication programme (NAPEP) and national bureau of statistics (NBS) and nongovernmental organization interested in community welfare will have access to the database. The data base is supposed to be a national facility. It is expected that NAPEP, NBS and national council of Nigeria will sponsor and facilitate periodic updating of the database after buying into the research methodology and results as disseminated.
III. Forms, Papers, and Reports
Papers and Reports
IV. Contact Information
Inquiries regarding CBMS-Nigeria may be sent to:
Dr. Anthonia Achike, CBMS Nigeria Research Coordinator
Senior Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics
University of Nigeria, Nsukka , Nigeria
Telephone No. +234-803-423-4147
Research Team Members
Dr. Anthonia Achike
Dr. Hyacinth E Ichoku
Mr. Mkpado Mmaduabuchukwu
Mr Johnson Onah
Mr Amos Ugwu