The Role of Community Based Organisations in Community Development in Anambra State (A Case Study of Njikoka L.G.A.)

ABSTRACT

This research work was carried out in order to find out the roles played by community based organisations (CBOs) in community development. The efforts the CBOs are making towards development and hindrances, obstacles they encounter to develop their communities. The study was based on a survey of 170 respondents through the use of multi-stage sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection was the questionnaire. Five stated research questions was used to guide the study. The research findings were analyzed using frequency tables and percentages.

The study revealed that the CBOs are faced with obstacles such as lack of funds and interpersonal conflict towards achieving an equitable development process in their various communities.

Based on the findings, some recommendations were made which if adopted would help in solving the problems of underdevelopment in our communities.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page – – – – – – – – i

Approval page – – – – – – – ii

Dedication – – – – – – – – iii

Acknowledgement – – – – – – iv

Abstract – – – – – – – – vi

Table of Contents – – – – – – vii

List of Tables – – – – – – – xi

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background to the study – – – – 1

1.2 Statement of Problems – – – – – 6

1.3 Research Questions – – – – – 11

1.4 Objectives of the Study – – – – – 12

1.5 Significance of the Study – – – – 13

1.6 Definition of Terms – – – – – 15

CHAPTER TWO:

LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1 The roles of community Based Organisations (CBOs) in community development. – – 19

2.2 Methods or Strategies adopted by community based organisations (CBOs) in achieving community development. — 22

2.3 Rural-Urban Migration and how it affects the organizational abilities and participation of community based organizations (CBOs) in making positive impact in community development.- 25

2.4 Problems faced by community based organizations (CBOs) in community development. – – 27

2.5 Ways of improving the efforts of community based organizations (CBOs) towards community development.- – 30

2.6 Review of Relevant theories. – – – – 32

2.7 Theoretical Framework – – – – – 40

CHAPTER THREE:

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1 Area of Study – – – – – – 42

3.2 Population of the Study – – – – 43

3.3 Sample Size – – – – – – 43

3.4 Sampling Technique – – – – – 43

3.5 Instrument for Data Collection – – – 45

3.6 Methods of Data Collection – – – – 45

3.7 Method of Data Analysis – – – – 45

CHAPTER FOUR:

PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA

4.1 Analysis of personal Data of respondents – 46

4.2 Analysis of the research Questions – – 50

CHAPTER FIVE:

SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS.

5.1 Summary of Findings – – – – – 56

5.2 Conclusion – – – – – – – 57

5.3 Recommendations – – – – – 59

5.4 Limitations of the Study – – – – 61

5.5 Suggestions for Further Research – – – 62

Bibliography – – – – – – 63

Appendix I – – – – – – 67

Appendix II – – – – – – 68

LIST OF TABLES

1 Sex of Respondents – – – – 46

2 The age of respondents – – – – 47

3 Occupation of respondents – – – 48

4 Marital Status of respondents – – – 49

5 Educational Qualification of Respondents – 49

6 Religious Denomination of respondents – 50

7 Roles of community based organizations

(CBOs) in development – – – – 50

8 Problems affecting (CBOs) in development – 51

9 Methods adopted by community based

organizations (CBOs) in achieving

developmental processes in Njikoka LGA. – 52

10 Effects of rural-urban migration in your

community. – – – – – – 53

11 The ways of improving the efforts of CBOs

towards community development in

Njikoka LGA. – – – – – 54