Abanbeshie, J. A, Uyang, F. A, Adida, F. A.
The study was aimed at evaluation Fadama III programme effectiveness in terms of rural infrastructural development and creation of employment in Cross River State. To achieve this objectives two research questions were raised to guide the study. Literature were reviewed empirically and theoretically according to the sub variables of the study. The study adopted a descriptive survey design with a stratified and purposive sampling technique to select a total of 552 respondents which constitute 10% of the population. A questionnaire tagged ‘Evaluation of the impact of Fadama III Project Questionnaire (EFPQ)’’ was used for data collection. The questionnaire was validated by experts in measurement and Evaluation and the reliability was established using Cronbach alpha and the coefficient of the sub scales ranged from .79-.88 which is an indication that the instrument measures consistently what it was purported to measure. Data collection was done by the researchers with three research assistant trained for the study. Data collected were analysed using simple percentages and bar graphs and the result showed that Fadama III in Cross River State have not been effective in developing rural infrastructures and creation of employment. Based on the findings and conclusion, it was recommended that the project managers should utilize fund meant for every purpose to provide basic infrastructures in rural areas and also help beneficiary to create employment opportunities for others using what they have benefited from the programme.