Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107978
Authors: 
Fambon, Samuel
McKay, Andy
Timnou, Joseph-Pierre
Kouakep, Olive Stéphanie
Dzossa, Anaclet
Tchakoute, Romain
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/154
Abstract: 
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the growth performance of the Cameroonian economy from independence in 1960 to date, and then to use this as a background for the analysis of poverty, inequality, and non-monetary outcomes. The analysis of poverty and inequality uses the microeconomic data from three comparable and nationally representative Cameroonian household surveys that were conducted respectively in 1996, 2001, and 2007. These objectives are complemented by an analysis of the four Demographic Health Surveys conducted in Cameroon by Macro International and the National Institute of Statistics of Cameroon in 1991, 1998, 2004, and 2011. This analysis puts more emphasis on spatial differences. We also provide some policy recommendations which generally focus on poverty reduction, especially in disadvantaged regions of the country and on the promotion of a stronger and sustainable economic growth in Cameroon.
Subjects: 
Growth
poverty
inequality
spatial differences
Cameroon
JEL: 
I31
I32
O40
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-875-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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