Tackling the African "poverty trap": the Ijebu-Ode experiment.

  • Akin L. Mabogunje
  • Published 2007 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…


An experiment in poverty reduction began in 1998 in the city of Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria (estimated 1999 population 163,000), where, without the remittances from relatives abroad, an estimated 90% of the population lived below the poverty line of $1.00 (U.S.) per person per day. Central to the experiment was whether poverty can be dramatically reduced through a… (More)


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