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Small-scale Maize Seed Production in West and Central Africa:Profitability, Constraints and Options

"Seed can play a critical role in increasing agricultural productivity. Seed has been described as an essential, strategic, and relatively inexpensive input that often determines the upper limit of crop yields and the productivity of all other agric…

Climate and Development Outlook: Stories of Change from CDKN Issue No 6

In this edition of Outlook, we are focusing especially on Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS). The first article: “Togo and Cameroon assess their sustainable energy potentials” highlights the finding that both countries have a long way to go…

Solutions Pratiques au Problème de Financement des PME au Cameroun / Practical Solutions to the Problem of SME Financing in Cameroon

"The role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the fight against unemployment and the revival of economic activity is well established. Cameroon up till now suffers of a private sector that constitutes over 90% of unsustainable SMEs due to lac…

Investissements Immatériels et Performance des PME Camerounaises / Intangible Investments and Performance of Cameroonian SME's

"The objective of this work is to analyze the effects of intangible investments on the performance of Cameroonian SMEs. In short, intangible investments are seen in theory and work dedicated to developed countries or to some large African companies …

Effets des Privatisations Camerounaises et Necessite d'une Redefinition du role des Parties Prenantes / Effects of Privatization and Cameroonian Need for Redefining the Role of Stakeholders

"20 years after the start of the privatization process occurred in Cameroon, we can ask questions about the real impact. The objective of this study is to analyze the effects of privatization of public enterprises in Cameroon regarding performance a…

Capital Social et Entrepreneuriat au Cameroun / Social Capital and Entrepreneurship in Cameroon

"Facing institutional constraints, entrepreneurship in Cameroon borrows both from the large businesses as well as the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Survival strategies, expansion and development are mainly based on the use of social capital. …

PME et Innovation : une Analyse Comparative Entre le Cameroun, le Congo et la RDC / SMEs and Innovation: a Comparative Analysis between Cameroon, Congo and DRC

"This work aims to identify the determinants of innovation in SMEs in Brazzaville(Congo), Douala(Cameroon) and Kinshasa(DRC). It is based on a joint survey conducted among 256 SMEs of the above mentioned cities, 100 SMEs in Brazzaville, 56 in Douala…

Une Analyse de la Competitivite de l'industrie Camerounaise: Le Cas du Secteur Agroalimentaire / An Analysis of the Competitiveness of the Cameroonian Industry: The Case of Agribusiness

"This research is intended to analyze the competitiveness of the food industry in Cameroon. At sectoral level, the evolution of the food trade and value added is examined, while at the enterprise level, an econometric model of the labour productivit…

Les Entreprises de Microfinance au Cameroun (EMF) : Entre Ciblage des Pauvres et Rentabilité Financière / Microfinance Companies in Cameroon (EMF): Between Targeting the Poor and Financial Profitability

Microfinance is a major tool in the fight against poverty. But the effective realization of this social objective is dependent on the completion of financial performance and thus the need to reconcile between the targeting of poor and financial prof…

L’impact de la Qualité de la Gouvernance sur la Rentabilite Durable des Entreprises Familiales dans le Contexte d'un Pays en Développement : Le cas du Cameroun / The Impact of the Quality of Governance on the Sustainable Profitability of the Family Busine

The objective of this paper is to identify the determinants of the quality of corporate governance and to empirically evaluate the relationship between the sustainable profitability of the company and three indicators, namely: the size of the manag…

Facteurs Explicatifs de l'Entrepreneuriat Feminin en Afrique Subsaharienne : Cameroun et Kenya / Explanatory Factors of the Female Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cameroon and Kenya

The first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger in developing countries in general but particularly in Africa. To achieve this objective, the growth in these countries should be rapidly reduced and the economic…

Accompagnement des Entrepreneurs et Performance Post Création des Petites Entreprises Camerounaises et Sénégalaises / Support for Entrepreneurs and Post Creation Performance of Cameroon and Senegalese Small Businesses

The research report is divided into two parts: the first part is an exploratory study of market support for small businesses in Cameroon and Senegal. The qualitative approach is mobilized and carry viewpoints of leaders and project leaders on provid…

Evaluation des Politiques et Institutions du Pays Une analyse Dynamique de 2011 à 2013 / Country Policy and Institutions Assessment (CPIA) 2011 to 2013

The fulfillment of the evaluation exercise of the policies and institutions of the country, more known under the English acronym “Country Policy and Institutions Assessment (CIAP)” fit more in practice as a highlight in the management process of the…

(Auto) Évaluation de Politiques et des Institutions du Pays Cameroun / Political Assessment of Institutions in Cameroon

This exercise of Country Policies and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) has been done for years by the World Bank (WB) as well as the African Development Bank (ADB). In the approach, there is a questionnaire in sections 4 and 16. The main criteria li…

National Capacity Building Strategy Basic Strategy for other Reference Frameworks 40 Ideas for a Successful Takeoff towards Emergence

A Capacity-Building Strategy in Cameroon, is proposed in this document, because of the proven inefficiency, ensuing from a lack of the necessary capacities, despite the abundantly available resources. The document makes mention of other reference fr…

Determinants of agricultural exports: The case of Cameroon

"This paper investigates the determinants of three agricultural exports from Cameroon between 1971/72 and 1995/1996. Export supply functions are specified and estimated for the three export crops chosen: cocoa, coffee and banana. Quantitative esti…

China-Africa Economic Relations: The Case of Cameroon

"Increased economic cooperation with China carries huge potential advantages,but equally some risk and challenges. Cameroon needs to know what they are gaining and losing from the relationship with China, so as to devise a strategy to increase the…

Analysis of Factors Affecting the Technical Efficiency of Arabica Coffee Producers in Cameroon

"This study analyses the factors influencing the technical efficiency of arabica coffee farmers in Cameroon. To carry out this analysis, a translog stochastic production frontier function, in which technical inefficiency effects are specified to be…

Cameroon's Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth

"Cameroon has experienced periods of economic growth and decline. During the growth period public expenditures increased the size of the public sector. The decline period, which started in 1986, has been characterized by government expenditures that…

Distribution Impact of Public Spending in Cameroon: The Case of Health Care

"The study assessed Cameroonians’ participation in public health care services in order to grasp the distributional effects of those services. Three specific objectives are specified: determine the extent to which public spending on health care may …

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