Poverty in the developing countries has been a major cankerworm, eating deep into the lives of so many people. Local Economic Development (LED) is a fairly recent concept in the process of poverty alleviation, which tries to combine the efforts of both government and non-profit organisations (NPOs) in the face of available local resources to improve people's living standard. This book exposes the extent to which the concept of LED has been embraced in a typical Local Government Area in South-western Nigeria. It reveals the extent of local government intervention and that of NPOs, especially the Community-Based Organisations (CBOs), in the process of working to improve living standard in local communities. Various initiatives employed in the LED process are highlighted in the face of existing constraints encountered by the participating NPOs. Analyses reveal the extent to which the LED initiatives have impacted upon people's economy in the region. This book would be especially useful to policy makers in government, researchers in poverty or LED studies, non-for-profit organisations and anyone with similar interest.