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Poverty Alleviation Through Corporate Social Responsibility in Niger Delta, Nigeria

by Bede Obinna Amadi; Haslinda Abdullah

Apr 1, 2012

Failed government's policies aimed at developing the Niger Delta region left it one of the poorest regions of Nigeria; and necessitated agitations by the communities for oil multinationals to step in to fill this development gap. Through the company's corporate social responsibility, Shell Petroleum Developing Company -- the Nigerian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell has demonstrated commitments to the reduction of poverty in the region. The paper examines some of the company's poverty alleviation projects in the region.