Effect of capacity building programme of development agencies on well being of beneficiaries in Niger Delta, Nigeria
The study focused on effect of capacity building programme of development agencies on well being of beneficiaries in Niger Delta Nigeria. Data was collected with the aid of structured questionnaire from 271 randomly selected participants involved in capacity building programmes in Niger Delta area of Nigeria. Data were analysed using mean scores and Z test statistics. Findings revealed that before the programme, most of the participants were applicants and unemployed and those worked received a mean income of ₦11,140.23. However, after their training and some of those who were employed could now earn a maximum of ₦84,000 in and above. The monthly income earned by graduate participants after participating in the training programme of SPDC and NDDC with study area increased above the income they received before participating in the training programme. Also, The graduates perception of the respondents in the two programmes of SPDC and NDDC were rated satisfactory under the multidimensional criteria. This underscores the fact the skill acquisition programme was useful to the youths. Based on these finding it was recommended that the donors of the programme should ensure that the programmes are sustained by equipping more centres and making them available for training. Adequate supervision will also go a long way to ensuring sustainability of the programmes.
Key words: capacity building programme, development agencies, well being, beneficiaries