International Partnership for Socio-Economic Development: An Appraisal of the European Union-Nigeria Micro Project Programme in Bayelsa State



This study examines the developmental impact of the European Union (EU) -Nigeria Micro Project programme, implemented in Bayelsa state over the period 2003 to 2006. A survey was conducted in the state. Data were collected and analyzed using descriptive method. On the basis of empirical evidence, it is discovered that the programme has impacted on the lives of the people in the state with the provision of socio-economic infrastructures, employment and income generation, and has reduced poverty through the provision of amenities e.g. the construction of six classroom blocks with furniture at Agudama-Epie, health centre at Odoni, renovation of community hall at Swali, provision of pipe borne water at Angiama etc. Based on the above findings, we proffered a seven point recommendation which if followed-up should improve socio-economic development in Bayelsa state and in Nigeria.

Keywords: Partnership, Europe, Nigeria, Socio-Economic, Development, Appraisal, Project, Bayelsa State.

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