MILLIENNIUM VILLAGE PROJECT AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA CRITICAL ANALYSIS
Keywords:Millennium village project, rural development, community participation, Nigeria perspective, MDGs, UNDP.
The world leaders in 2000 met to set forth quantified and time bound development goals to address the issues of poverty, education, health quality and environment to be achieved in year 2015. The United Nations Development programme in its efforts to achieve these goals, introduced the concecpt of millennium Village Projects as a veritable tools of development through community participation in some selected African countries . Therefore, 12 village clusters were selected with two clusters in Nigeria. The Pamphila in Kaduna State and Ibaramu/Ikaramu cluster in Ondo State. Simple proportion techniques involve tabulation, conversion of figures into percentage were and inter printing them to give definition result. The research identified that the MVP is holistic, that is, the goals have to be achieved “together” for minimum benefit. The project is capital intensive which could lead to being dependent on foreign aids for forgive assistance. The research work recommends that government showed finance the project kindly, that local government Area showed be continued. Also, it, should encourage the use of local products and technology in other to reduce inflow of foreign products while of will enhance capital development of local people and enhance sustainability in Africa