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Cameroon

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Voluntary Partnership Agreement
In August 2011, Cameroon ratified a Voluntary Partnership Agreement with the European Union, which includes a commitment to publish over 50 specific documents, most of which are not currently in the public domain. Read more...
Forest Resource Use
The State owns and exercises control over forest resources, and customary rights of local communities are not well recognised in land use decision-making. A review of tenure law is long overdue, as mining and land grab threats to the forest increase. Read more...
Civil Society Participation
Civil society contributions to the negotiation of new forest norms have been encouraged, and the National Forest Forum now has formal operating procedures, but there has been criticism of its legitimacy and challenges remain in setting up local forest forums. Read more...
Community Management of Forestry Revenues
Local community committees have been established but local researchers report “in most cases, clever means are found to ensure that communities are not really involved in the management of funds”. Read more...
Available to public
  • Yes!
  • Partial
  • No
  • N/A
Change in year
  • Significantly improvedSignificantly improved
  • ImprovedImproved
  • No ChangeNo Change
  • WorsenedWorsened
  • Significantly worsenedSignificantly worsened
Other Facts Other Facts
Vital Statistics
People
98 people per km2 of forest
People
million total population
Corruption Perception Index
Corruption Perception Index
2.2
10
Corrupt Clean
Forests
3 km2 forests
( 39% of land area )
199160% annual deforestation rate
Income
Income
GDP per capita PPP $1143
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