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Values, Culture and the Ivory Trade Ban

"The new reality of a world without ivory trade demands a re-examination of human values towards both elephants and ivory and what each has come to represent. The closure of the world’s largest ivory markets (US and China), in line with the longs…

Suivi de la Demographie des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises au Cameroun une Analyse des Performances de la Reforme des CFCE 2010-2015 / Monitoring the Demography of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Cameroon an Analysis of the Reform Performance of C

This study reflected on the bilateral analysis of SMEs, which was created through the CFCEs during the period 2010-2015. It also aimed to assess the contribution of the reform on the CFCEs on national economic development. The methodological approa…

Releve de Conclusions de l'Atelier Technique de Renforcement des Capacites sur le Theme - Dialogue Interparts, Gouvernance des Ressources Naturelles et Transformation Socio Economique des Pays d’Afrique Centrale / Summary of Conclusions of the Technical W

The Technical Capacity Building Workshop on Inter-Party Dialogue, Governance of Natural Resources and Socio-Economic Transformation of Central African Countries was held from 14 to 15 November 2016 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, under the Chairm…

From Conflict to Illicit: Mapping the Diamond Trade from Central African Republic to Cameroon

The smuggling of diamonds is investigated in this report, specifically from the Central African Republic into Cameroon. The focus is also on the impact that this illicit trade has on Cameroon’s internal controls as well as the broader integrity of t…

Appartenance à un Réseau, Gouvernance et Performance dans les Coopératives d’épargne et de Crédit au Cameroun / Network Membership, Governance and Performance in Savings and Credit Cooperatives in Cameroon

This work aims to show the central role of the network in the functioning of governance systems regarding savings and credit cooperatives, and to assess the influence of the membership of a cooperative in a network on its performance. Based on an em…

Review of Public Expenditure Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

"Public expenditure is one of the critical ingredients of a country’s development. To ensure that public expenditure is efficient and effective, it is essential that resource allocation decisions are underpinned by sound analysis and that a well-des…

Cameroon’s Anglophone Crisis at the Crossroads

Since October 2016, protests around sectoral demands have degenerated into a political crisis in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions. This crisis has led to the reemergence of the Anglophone question and highlighted the limits of the Cameroonian govern…

Which Inequalities Matter for Africa's Sustained Growth and Poverty Reduction? A Macro- Micro Comparative Analysis with Case Studies on Cameroon and South Africa

Africa has been the second-fastest growing region in the world over the past decade. Some countries like Rwanda have done well; Ethiopia has been showing promise. Angola, Tanzania, and Mozambique are growing fast. Ensuring access to and equity of …

Comparisons of Urban and Rural Poverty Determinants in Cameroon

The purpose of this paper is to determine the key variables that affect urban and rural living standards and hence poverty, as well as to identify the factors that explain the existing poverty differences between rural and urban households in Came…

Incentives and Firms’ Productivity: Exploring Multidimensional Fiscal Incentives in a Developing Country

This paper investigates the impact of fiscal incentives on firms’ productivity using Cameroonian firms as a case. Data is used from the World Bank Enterprise Survey for over 300 firms to calculate the productivity of firms. The Enterprise Survey als…

Estimating the Informal Cross-border Trade in Central Africa

Cameroon is the largest trading partner of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) countries. Despite belonging to the same sub-regional organization, the formal trade ties between Cameroon and its neighbours have been hampe…

Effects of Collective Marketing by Farmers' Organizations on Cocoa Farmer's Price in Cameroon

This study aims to evaluate the effects of collective marketing by farmers' organizations (FOs) on cocoa farmer’s price in Cameroon. This is done through the quasi-experimental method, which uses the techniques of “Propensity Score Matching”. The …

Cameroon’s Forceful Repatriation of Nigerian Refugees

Since Boko Haram launched its violent campaign in 2009, its reign of terror has spread well beyond Nigeria. It has asserted itself as a regional threat through a growing number of attacks and displaced people throughout the Lake Chad Basin (which co…

Agricultural Innovations and Adaptations to Climate Change Effects and Food Security in Central Africa: Case of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Central Africa Republic

"Climate change is increasingly altering ecosystems which are the foundations of agricultural productivity worldwide. This has brought uncertainties in the use of farm inputs as well as food security. Challinor et al. (2009) noted that uncertainties…

Policy Axes that can Uphold Agricultural Innovations for Climate Change Adaptations & Food Security in Central Africa: Case of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Central Republic of Africa

"This paper sought to find policies that can promote agricultural innovations for climate change adaptation and food security in Central Africa. Given the characteristics of climate change and policy gaps as shown above, it is imperative to pursue p…

‘The Disease is Unbelief’: Boko Haram’s Religious and Political Worldview

"This paper argues that the combination of exclusivism and grievance has provided the ideological framework for Boko Haram’s violence toward the Nigerian state, other Muslims and Christians. The paper draws on primary sources, such as the founder’s …

Note Rapide de Politique Economique / Brief Notes on Economic Policy

This study sheds light on current events from a structural based analysis, to guide with the economic policy measures in the rescue of private companies. The document begins with the following headline: Closing of private investment activities. How …

La Diaspora Camerounaise, un Atout pour l'Emergence : Un Plan Opérationnel à Résultats Rapides en 10 Points / The Emergence of the Cameroon Diaspora as an Asset : A 10 Point Operational Plan for Success

Recent studies on the diaspora in Africa can be divided into two main categories. The first is a matter of fundamental research and emanates from the universities or specialized centers. In the light of the international economy and investment theor…

Mapping Chinese development assistance in Africa: An analysis of the experiences of Cameroon

"This report analyses the linkages between China’s involvement in Cameroon and development in Cameroon. It gives a historical background of China’s relationship with Cameroon which dates back to the 90s. The report describes in detail how Chinese de…

A Critical Assessment of Aid Management and Donor Harmonisation: The Case of Cameroon

"The aid harmonization process in Cameroon had a good start, even though it is subject to serious constraints linked to the weaknesses of the country’s strategies and institutions, which hinder the alignment on priorities, and national systems. But …

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