Poverty Alleviation Policies in Malaysia and Nigeria: A review

Authors

  • Zarina Mohd Zain Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Nor Suhaiza Md Khalid Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Suzei Mat Nurudin Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Timothy Onimisi Department of Political Science, Federal University of Lokoja, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2694

Abstract

Poverty in Malaysia and Nigeria as well as most developing countries are alarmingly visible. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in recent years of Malaysia and Nigeria has not reflected in the poverty alleviation efforts from the governments of both countries. The need to review the past policies on poverty alleviation in these developing nations prompted this paper. Using secondary data sources, the poverty alleviation policy in Malaysia has made significant progress, while Nigeria is still struggling. Interestingly, after decades of poverty alleviation policies, Malaysia has been moving forward steadily although there are identifiable challenges to overcome while in Nigeria, the policies seems to have no progress due to lack of political will.

Keywords: Poverty Alleviation; Policy; Developing Countries

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2694

Published

2021-03-28

How to Cite

Mohd Zain, Z., Md Khalid, N. S., Mat Nurudin, S., & Onimisi, T. (2021). Poverty Alleviation Policies in Malaysia and Nigeria: A review. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(16), 239-246. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2694