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Cameroon - Country partnership framework for the period FY17 - FY21 (English)

This Country Partnership Framework (CPF) covers the period FY17-FY21. It sets outthe World Bank Group’s (WBG) proposals for supporting the Government of Cameroon’s (GoC) objectives for inclusive growth and poverty reduction, its commitment to the SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDGs) and its responsibilities and priorities in the area of climate changemitigation and adaptation. The GoC’s long-term vision, ‘Cameroon Vision 2035’, is of ‘an emerging, democratic and united country in diversity’. To operationalize this Vision, the Government adopted a Growth and Employment Strategy (‘DSCE’, ‘Document de Stratégie pour la Croissance et l’Emploi’) in 2009 and defined specific objectives to be achieved by 2020. The GoC has further adopted the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also endorsed the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and published Cameroon’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) setting out its contribution to climate change mitigation and priorities for adaptation. The CPF draws on a comprehensive Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD, report 103098-CM), completed duringFY16, which identified constraints to achieving the World Bank’s Twin Goals of eliminatingpoverty and fostering shared prosperity in a socially and environmentally sustainable way. TheCPF also benefited from other pieces of analytical work, including a gender assessment and afragility assessment carried out in 2015. Cameroon’s vision of becoming an upper middle-income country, and of reducing poverty to less than 10 percent by 2035 (29 percent by 2020), is highly ambitious. It would simply an annual real GDP growth of 5.5 percent per capita during the period, which would represent a marked increase from historical patterns, and strong sector, social and spatial policies that can reverse the inequalities observed over the past two decades. The SCD points to three main areas of constraints - and opportunities - to achieving these objectives: (i) low rural productivity, particularly in northern regions; (ii) a non-conducive business environment for the formal and informal private sector; and (iii) fragility and poor governance of the private and public sectors.

Details

  • Document Date

    2017/02/28

  • Document Type

    Country Assistance Strategy Document

  • Report Number

    107896

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Cameroon,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2017/03/30

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Board Meeting Date

    2017-03-28T00:00:00Z

  • Doc Name

    Cameroon - Country partnership framework for the period FY17 - FY21

  • Keywords

    multilateral investment guarantee agency;united nations framework convention on climate change;information and communication technology;Technical and Vocational Education;Completion and Learning Review;Demographic and Health Survey;level of foreign exchange reserve;present value of debt;maternal and child health;small and medium enterprise;Cost of Doing Business;real gross domestic product;external current account deficit;public investment in infrastructure;Management of Public Finance;higher level of education;limited access to finance;vulnerability to climate change;dose of vitamin a;lack of employment opportunity;contribution to climate change;lack of employment opportunities;access to safe water;high rates of fertility;elimination of customs duty;rural area;Poverty & Inequality;risk of debt;Access to Electricity;depth of poverty;public sector employment;education of girl;human capital indicators;rate of growth;long-term economic growth;Public Finance Management;public investment program;quality of public;private sector financing;development of infrastructure;opportunities for education;climate change mitigation;independent power producer;average annual precipitation;labor market need;access to land;Access to Education;segments of society;sea level rise;energy sector planning;measure of inequality;agriculture and livestock;climate change projections;quality of water;increase in temperature;level of consumption;concentration of wealth;Check and Balances;food insecure people;members of parliament;terms of trade;real exchange rate;lack of respect;episodes of violence;price of oil;conflict resolution mechanism;access to health;high poverty rate;macroeconomic and fiscal;expansion of capacity;high poverty incidence;incidence of poverty;maternal health indicator;human development indicator;total public debt;dominant ethnic group;private sector concession;early warning system;risk to health;total factor productivity;Private Sector Growth;access to broadband;degree of concentration;gas power plant;high debt levels;cost of debt;source of financing;public investment spending;religion and ethnicity;global climate change;gdp growth rate;loss of livestock;Internally Displaced Person;poverty trap;food crop;business environment;real gdp;fiscal adjustment;fiscal deficit;

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Cameroon - Country partnership framework for the period FY17 - FY21 (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/480711490925662402/Cameroon-Country-partnership-framework-for-the-period-FY17-FY21