https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/IJPID/issue/feed International Journal of Poverty, Investment and Development 2024-05-08T13:29:55+03:00 Journal Admin journals@ajpojournals.org Open Journal Systems <p>International journal of poverty, investment and Development is an open access journal hosted by AJPO Journals USA LLC. The journal has an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) of 2958-2342. The journal contains accredited information on poverty reduction, investment, public perception and cultural dynamics under the globalization. The journal prides itself in fast peer review process and subsequent publication indexing in multiple journal indexes. The journal also covers interdisciplinary research across the topics on technological development, innovation and international affairs.</p> <p>The journal is published monthly and welcomes original research articles, projects, reports and case studies. In addition, it regularly promotes open access academic journal publishing. Authors who have submitted their research manuscripts for publication in this journal also benefit from journal metrics, which indicates the number of article downloads and abstract viewership. Additionally, this journal also serves as a good template for authors to know how to prepare and publish their research journal papers/ manuscripts. Its indexed in google scholar, Crossref (DOI), Ebscohost, Research Gate among others.</p> https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/IJPID/article/view/2010 Relationship between Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Economic Development in Low-Income Countries in Botswana 2024-05-08T12:32:28+03:00 Thambo R. info@ajpo.org <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic development in low-income countries in Botswana.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> This study adopted a desk methodology. A desk study research design is commonly known as secondary data collection. This is basically collecting data from existing resources preferably because of its low cost advantage as compared to a field research. Our current study looked into already published studies and reports as the data was easily accessed through online journals and libraries.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> While FDI has the potential to stimulate economic growth through capital infusion, technology transfer, and job creation, its impact varies across different contexts. Additionally, the type and sectoral composition of FDI inflows play a crucial role, with investments in productive sectors often yielding greater developmental benefits compared to those in extractive industries. Furthermore, the extent to which FDI contributes to sustainable development hinges on the host country's ability to leverage investments for inclusive growth, innovation, and skill development. Overall, while FDI can be a catalyst for economic development in low-income countries, policymakers must implement appropriate policies to maximize its potential benefits and mitigate potential drawbacks, ensuring that FDI aligns with broader developmental objectives.</p> <p><strong>Implications to Theory, Practice and Policy:</strong> Dependency theory, resource curse theory and institutional theory may be used to anchor future studies on assessing the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic development in low-income countries in Botswana. Strengthen capacity-building initiatives to enhance the absorptive capacity of domestic firms and institutions, enabling them to effectively leverage FDI for technology transfer, skills development, and productivity enhancement. Develop targeted investment promotion strategies that align with the comparative advantages and development priorities of low-income countries, leveraging FDI to diversify economies, upgrade industrial capabilities, and promote export-led growth.</p> 2024-05-08T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Thambo R. https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/IJPID/article/view/2013 Impact of Microfinance Interventions on Poverty Alleviation in Rural Communities in Chad 2024-05-08T13:29:55+03:00 Khadidja Touré info@ajpo.org <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> The aim of the study was to assess the impact of microfinance interventions on poverty alleviation in rural communities in Chad.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> This study adopted a desk methodology. A desk study research design is commonly known as secondary data collection. This is basically collecting data from existing resources preferably because of its low cost advantage as compared to a field research. Our current study looked into already published studies and reports as the data was easily accessed through online journals and libraries.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> Access to microfinance services, such as small loans and savings accounts, has empowered individuals in these communities to start or expand their own businesses, leading to increased income generation and economic self-sufficiency. Secondly, microfinance programs often prioritize women as beneficiaries, recognizing their role as key agents of change within their families and communities. Consequently, women who participate in microfinance initiatives have experienced enhanced decision-making power, improved socio-economic status, and better access to education and healthcare for themselves and their families. Additionally, microfinance interventions have been found to foster social capital and community cohesion by promoting group lending models and collective responsibility among borrowers. However, challenges remain, including issues of sustainability, scalability, and the need for complementary support services to address broader structural constraints.</p> <p><strong>Implications to Theory, Practice and Policy:</strong> Social capital theory, financial inclusion theory and capability approach may be used to anchor future studies on assessing impact of microfinance interventions on poverty alleviation in rural communities in Chad. In practice, microfinance institutions (MFIs) should adopt a holistic approach that combines multiple microfinance services to address the diverse needs of rural communities. From a policy perspective, governments and policymakers should prioritize the development of supportive regulatory frameworks and conducive environments for microfinance institutions to thrive.</p> 2024-05-08T00:00:00+03:00 Copyright (c) 2024 Khadidja Touré