Assessment of MKUKUTA towards income Poverty Reduction among People with Disabilities

Fundi, Salma R. (2014) Assessment of MKUKUTA towards income Poverty Reduction among People with Disabilities. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of MKUKUTA in income poverty reduction among people with physical disabilities in Tanzania. The specific objectives were to examine the implementation strategies employed under MKUKUTA towards income poverty reduction among people with physical disabilities and to investigate the extent of achievement of goal of income poverty reduction under MKUKUTA to the people with physical disabilities. Lastly, the study aimed at coming out with measures to improve the income poverty situation of people with physical disabilities. A descriptive cross-sectional research design (both quantitative and qualitative) methods was adopted to collect and analyze both primary and secondary data from respondents. Data was collected from 64 respondents using structured questionnaire, semi-structured interviews and Focus Group Discussion (FGD). The Microsoft Excel Software was used for quantitative data while thematic analysis was used for qualitative data analysis. The key study findings indicated that, the majority the majority 56(92%) of respondents said that the income poverty reduction strategies under MKUKUTA are not effective .Furthermore, it was found that, the significant number 58 (96.70%) of respondents indicated that, MKUKUTA has not achieved the goal of income reduction among the people with disabilities since most of them are still poor. Lastly, the study found that, the majority 38(63%) of respondents said that review of MKUKUTA can be one of the best measures to improve the problem of income poverty among people with disabilities because it is an opportunity to reflect the needs of people with disabilities . Therefore, it can be argued that, despite the existence of MKUKUTA more than a decade now, yet, it has not been effective in addressing the problem of income poverty among people with disabilities. Consequently, the condition of people with disabilities has remained worse. Conclusively, Social Workers, CBOS, FBOs and NGOs should actively engage in advocacy and lobbying, public sensitization and further research to come out with practicable solutions to the problem of income poverty among people with disabilities and particularly people with physical disabilities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:12
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:12
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/731

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