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Informal Sector Development in Nigeria: how impactful is the government financial interventions?
|International Journal of Business and Development Studies
|دوره 15، شماره 1، تیر 2023
|نوع مقاله: Research Paper
|شناسه دیجیتال (DOI): 10.22111/ijbds.2024.46477.2050
|Department of Public Administration, College of Management and Social Sciences, Fountain University, Nigeria
|In light of recent price swings in oil and the need to reduce the country's dependency on the commodity, the government of Nigeria has implemented a number of reforms and initiatives to stimulate the non-oil sector of the economy, most notably the informal sector. Government financial support as interventions would have otherwise been a relief in changing the narrative of ugly financial accessibility of participants in the informal sector. The level of financial accessibility and its relationship to the economic performance of participants in the informal sector have been largely understudied. Therefore, the purpose of this research is to assess the shortcomings of current government interventions in the informal sector and to provide a viable financial intervention structure to address these issues. This research included both primary and secondary sources of information. Questionnaires were used to collect primary data from respondents. A total of 700 informal sector participant who are mainly SMEs operators, 300 registered and 400 unregistered, were chosen using a purposeful selection technique from the six states of Southwest Nigeria. Data was examined in two ways using SPSS: descriptive and inferential. Thus, the study showed the flaws of the past interventions, such as a faulty programme design, bias in the distribution of financing facilities, a lack of knowledge about the facilities, and convoluted procedures for gaining government funding support.
|Development؛ Finance؛ Reforms؛ Informal Sector؛ Dependency
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