International Journal of Poverty, Investment and Development <p>International journal of poverty, investment and Development is an open access journal hosted by AJPO Journals USA LLC. 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> en-US (Journal Admin) (Chief Editor) Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:27:16 +0300 OJS 60 Technical and Vocational Education Training Institutions’ Influence on Industry and Sustainable Development Goals in Sub-Saharan Africa <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> With the increasing awareness among global governments on the need to invest in knowledge and skills as a foundation for developing an employable and globally competitive workforce, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is considered pivotal to achieving both national and regional development goals in many countries. The purpose of this study was to establish whether the current TVET training programmes are achieving their purpose of providing the right skill set to the youth to empower and reduce unemployment. The study also identified challenges faced in the TVET sector, and provides recommendations and actions that can be looked into to improve TVET outputs which in turn will contribute to higher industrialization and positively influence Sub-Saharan Africa’s sustainable development performance.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> The study was modelled around the empowerment theory. This article also utilized the systematic literature review which focused on previously published academic studies and published journals discussing on TVET institutions, Sustainable Development Goals and the African Industry.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> TVET institutions have various challenges that unfortunately include the issue of gender and inclusivity itself. Several works of literature have faulted the striking analysis of the gender issue in TVET as simplified. Gender is only captured in policies and there is a serious gap in implementation coupled with a lack of strong parent strategy that makes developing gender-specific TVET policy much more difficult. &nbsp;In addition, there is the issue of quality and standards, and most important resource and capital creation to meet these questions of quality. The highlight of the achievements in this sector however shows there is great potential.</p> <p><strong>Recommendations:</strong> The study recommended that there is a growing need for extensive research, to facilitate better understanding which is thus critical in helping with the provision of evidence for the creation, implementation, monitoring of better policies, and review of the performance of the reforms and other initiatives in this sector. As such, the overall objective therefore should be a continued examination of whether vocational education and training enhance the socio-economic empowerment of youth and women in sub-Saharan Africa as per the sustainable development goals. It will also provide feedback on the quality and relevance of TVET to all stakeholders and its responsiveness to the labor market demand conditions as well as guiding future reforms and investments</p> Dr. Nina Sharon Mgeni Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Poverty, Investment and Development Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0300 Grassroots Initiative Dynamism and its Strength for Rural Development in Nkum, Bui Division, North West Region, Cameroon. <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> Grassroots institutions and organisations use collective actions at the local level to effect developmental changes. This study brings to focus the contributions of grassroots initiative dynamism and the strength for rural development in the Nkum Subdivision.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> The data were gotten from secondary and primary sources. Secondary sources came from peer reviewed journals, published and unpublished dissertations and institutional reports. Primary sources included field surveys, field observations, and interviews. Semi closed questionnaires were imputed into an Excel page and the data transformed into charts and tables, while quantitative data was sorted manually. The descriptive statistics method was to analyse the data.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> Findings showed a plethora of interrelated grassroots institutions for rural development in Nkum grouped under local NGOs, local associations, and other institutions with activities cutting across road maintenance, education, electrification, and enhancement of portable water supply. Findings also indicated a wide range of challenges faced by the grassroots initiative institutions including difficulties in accessing the areas of exact needs, lack of relevant information about precise areas of need, an inability to finish started-up projects and non-proper integration of some stakeholders in project management.</p> <p><strong>Recommendation:</strong> It is recommended that, there is need for measures of proper negotiations among the stakeholders, reinforce collective actions spirit, and endure involvement of community heads into all developmental projects. This will surely improve the existing rural development prowess in Nkum Subdivision by different stakeholders.</p> Gilbert Zechia Mofor (PhD), Nadine Yemelong Temgoua (PhD), Fondzemo Vanessa Monyuy Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Poverty, Investment and Development Fri, 24 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0300 INFLUENCE OF MICROINSURANCE ACCESS ON POVERTY ALLEVIATION <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> Micro-insurance as a financial scheme is proportionate to the probability and expense of risk in order to cover low-income companies from particular risks in return for daily premium payments. Microinsurance can assist the low-income household’s mange risks hence allowing them to maintain a sense of financial confidence even in the face of significant vulnerability. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of microinsurance access on poverty alleviation.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> A desk-study method was adopted.</p> <p><strong>Findings:</strong> Micro-insurance was found to be a powerful tool in protecting the poor and their assets from nega­tive external shocks, compensating the effects of covariate shocks (e.g., natural disasters), they address gender-specific vulnerabilities, and freeing up household capital for investment in small enterprises.</p> <p><strong>Unique contribution of theory, practice and policy:</strong> Microinsurance should be embraced by the government to enhance poverty alleviation in developing countries. The insurers should constantly provide information about their products so that the poor can become knowledgeable on the same. Aggressive awareness campaigns about the importance of microinsurance could be spearheaded by the industry demonstrating the benefits of the service.</p> Dr. Ben Kajwang PhD Copyright (c) 2022 International Journal of Poverty, Investment and Development Thu, 04 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0300