Spatial Inequality in Cameroon During the 1996-2007 Period

"The overall objective of this paper is to analyze the major features of growth in the Cameroonian economy, and to investigate trends in the evolution of spatial poverty and income inequality in Cameroon during the period 1996-2007, using data from three different household surveys which are comparable and representative at the national level. The study focuses on poverty and inequality at the national and regional levels, in the urban and rural areas, and on regional inequalities as well as on the urban-rural income gap, with a view to capture the different aspects of poverty and inequality during a period in which the country witnessed a serious economic crisis which forced the government to implement drastic economic and structural reforms in order to shift the country back to its economic recovery and growth path, to reduce poverty and inequalities, and to improve the living conditions and welfare of its population."