| || || Leweniqila, Litia.|
| || || The effectiveness of government pro-poor strategies in Fiji : a focus of the welfare program|
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Call No.: pac In Process
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Abstract: This study is important because firstly it measures how effective the government’s poverty alleviation program has been for the beneficiaries and reveals information that is not known. Secondly, the participatory approach used in the study has yielded a holistic body of knowledge within which gaps can be identified. These gaps can be used as a starting point for policy and decision makers to develop strategies for further improvements. By targeting the country specific problems strategists will more easily be able to identify the vulnerable groups in Fiji and gain a clearer appreciation of the national characteristics of poverty. Thirdly, the study has sought to provide feedback to the Department of Social Welfare on how the funds were best utilized and what the impact has been on the different households.