Saturday, September 15, 2018

CAMEROON RANKED 16TH OUT OF 38 COUNTRIES IN AFRICA IN POLICIES AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS


With an overall rating of 3.3 out of six possible points, Cameroon has just been ranked 16th out of 38 countries in the "Policy and Institutional Assessment in Africa" ​​(better known by its acronym "CPIA"). ), carried out by the World Bank.This evaluation is for the account of the year 2017.

In detail, Cameroon, which ranks just ahead of Madagascar and after Niger, obtains a score of 3.7 in "Economic Management" which includes monetary and exchange rate policies, fiscal policy, debt management; an average of 3.3 in "Structural Policies" (trade, financial sector and regulatory framework of companies).

The country scores 3.1 points on "Policies to combat social exclusion and promote equity" (gender equality, equity in the use of public resources, development of human resources, social protection and labor -working, policies and institutions focused on ecological sustainability).

A score of 3 is obtained in the area of ​​"Public Sector Management and Institutions" which includes the following areas: property rights and rules-based governance, quality of budget and financial management, efficiency of revenue mobilization, quality of public administration, transparency, accountability and corruption in the public sector. For each of these criteria, Cameroon, like the other countries in the ranking, is scored on a scale from 1 (weak) to 6 (strong).

Notes depend, among other things, on actual policies and performance, rather than promises or intentions. In 2017, Rwanda continued to lead the ranking, regionally and globally, achieving a score of 4. The last being South Sudan with 1.5.

"The CPIA is an important tool for African countries because not only does a better score increase the amount of concessional financing granted by the World Bank, but it is also an excellent tool for developing and monitoring public policies. , "Says Albert Zeufack (pictured), chief economist of the World Bank for Africa



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