Operation Wealth Creation and Poverty Reduction in Kabale District: A Case Study of Rubaya Sub-County

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Kabale University


This research investigated the overall contribution of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) towards the reduction of Poverty in Rubaya Sub-County, Kabale District. The specific objectives of the research were: to examine different activities implemented under Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) in the poverty reduction; to assess the contribution of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) towards poverty reduction; and to determine the challenges affecting the implementing of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) towards the reduction of poverty in Rubaya Sub-County, Kabale District. Classical and neoclassical theories formed the basis for theoretical review as well building and formulation of the conceptual framework. The study employed a across sectional research design, involving quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods to answer the research questions. Eighty two (82) questionna ires were administered randomly to selected farmer beneficiaries of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC), five (5) key Informant Interviews (KIIs) were conducted with purposively selected Kabale District Officials and Rubaya Sub County Officials; four Focus Gro up Discussions were carried out involving selected Farmer Group Members in Rubaya Sub County.The finding of the research indicated that there is no significant relationship between Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) and poverty reduction in Rubaya Sub-County. . Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) faced a number of challenges such as poor coordination among stakeholders at both National and District levels across the agricultural sector, low quantity and quality inputs, huge losses due to no or limited extension services, lack of supervision and monitoring of OWC activities, corruption and the elite capture, among others.


A Dissertation Submitted to the Directorate of Postgraduate training in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Award of A Master’s Degree in Project Planning and Management of Kabale University


Operation ,Wealth Creation ,Poverty Reduction