POLICY EVALUATION AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: SELECTED CASES IN NIGERIA

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Published: 2022-01-29

Page: 178-185


ENOCH AMILA SHEHU *

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Federal University of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

BASHIR ABDULLAHI

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Art and Social Sciences, Gombe State University, Nigeria.

BITRUS WASH SOLOMON

Department of Political Science and International Relations, Nigerian army University Biu (NAUB), Borno State, Nigeria.

KING KEKWOP MUSA

Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Science, University of Jos, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This paper examined policy evaluation and national development, aimed at understanding how 132/33kv electricity transmission substation at Billiri in Gombe state and 187km Abuja-Kaduna railway construction translated to national development. The research data were both primary and secondary and qualitative analysis. Formal evaluation theory was adopted as a theoretical framework. All social sciences concepts are contextual contested concepts. Concept of policy, evaluation, policy evaluation, development and national development were conceptualisation to guide the reader. The independent variable of the research was policy evaluation while the dependent was national development. There is a symbiotic nexus between the variables. Billiri electricity substation is yet to be completed while Abuja-Kaduna railway was completed later than planned. As a result of this research, we recommended that terms of contract should be observed fully; cost-benefit and sources of funding projects should be considered while making public policy and more so, contracts should be awarded based on merit only.

Keywords: Policy, evaluation, policy evaluation, development and national development


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AMILA SHEHU, E., ABDULLAHI, B., SOLOMON, B. W., & MUSA, K. K. (2022). POLICY EVALUATION AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: SELECTED CASES IN NIGERIA. Asian Journal of Advances in Research, 5(1), 178–185. Retrieved from https://mbimph.com/index.php/AJOAIR/article/view/2779

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