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Cameroon Cameroon’s 2020-2030 National Development Strategy (NDS2030) integrates efforts to enhance gender equality. Gender gaps in primary education are closing and more women are accessing paid work. Further progress is possible: closing gender gaps in secondary/tertiary education by tackling legislative gaps around child marriage, and improving financial inclusion via digital finance products for women.

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Strengthen implementation of supportive gender policies, legislation, and programmes at national and subnational levels e.g. by harmonising customary and religious law with statutory provisions.

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Work with and grow women’s networks to build social, human, and economic capital, and tackle normative barriers e.g. through Village Community Banks (VICOBAs) to reach women at the grassroots.

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Commission studies to assess the impact of existing programmes (e.g. Women’s Development Fund, Business Women Connect, and USAID NAFAKA project) on women’s economic empowerment outcomes.


Sectors Covered

The Cameroon country report covers the Agriculture (Cocoa, Maize, and Poultry) sectors, including sector-specific key findings and proposed policy and programmatic recommendations.





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