NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS AND RURAL POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGIES IN ZIMBABWE: A CASE OF BINGA RURAL DISTRICTDownload This Article
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of strategies implemented by Non-governmental organisation (NGOs) for poverty alleviation in Zimbabwe with specific reference to Zimbabwe’s Binga Rural District. The qulitative research methodology was employed in the article. Data were collected using questionnaires and interviews. Findings indicated that NGOs do not adequately fulfil the needs of the poor due to ineffective strategies that they implement. There is insufficient understanding of the livelihoods of the poor in Binga, hence the need for participatory development approaches. Deepening and widening poverty in the rural areas that are currently served by NGOs is an indicator that their poverty alleviation strategies are inadequate and ineffective to deal with poverty in these rural areas. The paper recommends a policy shift by both NGOs and the government to improve the poverty reduction strategies used by NGOs.
Keywords: Non-Governmental Organisation, Poverty, Poverty Alleviation, Development Strategies, Zimbabwe
How to cite this paper: Mago, S., Nyathi, D., & Hofisi, C. (2015). Non-governmental organisations and rural poverty reduction strategies in Zimbabwe: A case of Binga rural district. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 4(4), 59-68. https://doi.org/10.22495/jgr_v4_i1_p5