Hosts’ Perception of Impacts of Community Development Schemes and Tourism Projects In Southeast Nigeria

Matthias U. Agboeze, Elochukwu A. Nwankwo

Abstract


Recently, community development schemes and tourism projects at rural communities have not been sustainable due to their perceived impacts by members of the host communities. This study conducted ethnographic investigations in five selected Igbo communities in Southeast Nigeria, to examine hosts’ perception of impacts of community development schemes and tourism projects. The study which lasted between 2011 and 2014 was able to find out some of these perceived impacts coupled with the consequences of hosts’ perceptions. The result has the potentialities of addressing these problems to maximize the gains of these project initiatives to the development of rural communities.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n5p361


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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