In Nigeria the poverty issue has been the focus of social scientific researches going back to 1975 and of poverty reduction projects going back to 1980. But, while recent statistics indicate the continuing severity and pervasiveness of poverty in the country, the research literature yields few investigations of the role and impact of communication in the poverty issue. This work, therefore, investigates the character of project communication and its relationship with the organisational effectiveness of poverty reduction interventions. It uses case research methods (including type and network analyses) as well as participation and systems theories to test the proposition that the properties of project communication determine organisational effectiveness. This book should bring greater clarity to the practice of communication in poverty reduction projects and to the understanding of the ways in which such practice shape the impact of projects. Scholars, students, managers and other stakeholders in the area of communication for development and poverty reduction will find this book an invaluable tool.