Impact of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises on Poverty Alleviation in Kwara State, Nigeria

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2017

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Pacific Journal of Science and Technology

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Small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) are the mechanism propelling economic growth and development mitigating poverty in many countries of the wold. Despite accounting for more than 95% of productive activities, SMEs contribution to the Nigeria's gross domestic product (GDP) is below 10%. The rates of poverty and unemployment remain very high in the country. In view of this, this study examines how SMEs contribute to poverty alleviation and reduction in Kwara State...

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Small and medium scale enterprises, Poverty alleviation, Kwara State, Nigeria

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