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Cameroon working working towards new National Development Strategy for Emergence

The 2020-2030 National Development Strategy follows on from the Strategy Paper for Growth and Employment (DSCE) which ended in December 2019. Alamine Ousmane Mey, Minister of the Economy, Planning, and ‘Land Use Planning (MINEPAT), on November 16, 2020, chairs the presentation ceremony of the document of the National Development Strategy 2020-2030.

The objective is to popularize the said document which is now the reference framework for all development actions over the aforementioned period, informs the daily Le Messager in its edition of November 13, 2020.

The National Development Strategy 2020-2030 “aims to carry out the structural transformation of the economy by making fundamental changes in the productive, industrial, financial, administrative, social and environmental structures in order to promote strong economic growth and shared prosperity. , endogenous and inclusive development while preserving the opportunities of future generations ”.

According to MINEPAT experts, this new public policy reference framework pursues four main objectives, namely: Establish conditions favorable to economic growth and the accumulation of national wealth and ensure that the structural changes necessary for the industrialization of the country; Improve the living conditions of the populations and their access to basic social services by ensuring a significant reduction in poverty and underemployment;

Strengthen adaptation and mitigation measures for the effects of climate change and environmental management to ensure sustainable and inclusive economic growth and social development; Improve governance to strengthen the performance of public action in order to achieve development objectives.

To achieve these goals, the newspaper said, the government’s strategic directions are built around four main pillars. “The first pillar, relating to the structural transformation of the national economy, deals with economic planning which should lead to the resolution of well-identified problems. The second pillar deals with the Development of Human Capital. The third pillar deals with the promotion of employment and the integration of young people into the economic circuit. And the fourth pillar concerns governance, decentralization and the strategic management of the State “