This Focused Intervention Study (FIS) has been informed by the deliberations of the committee in the 2016/17 budget process. During this process, few areas of concerns were identified, which prompted this FIS exercise. The department has since provided documents and presented the model of cooperatives. However, with the uncertainties on how these cooperatives function and how they contribute to poverty alleviation and building sustainable livelihood, the Committee sought to discover the practical part of the objective of this performance indicator.

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