[Cameroon] Officials to review studies on accountable development planning
About 70 stakeholders comprising executives and planning experts, statistics executives and experts, members of the civil society and representatives from the private sector will converge in Yaounde during the month of November to review and validate two ECA studies on accountability and statistics in development planning in Cameroon .
The workshop is an integral part of the United Nation's Development Accounts Tenth Tranche project on strengthening the capacity of African national planning institutions to integrate accountability frameworks and evidence-based policies in their development planning processes. compile and produce the data necessary to inform and support development planning.
The project has been rolled out in five African countries since 2016 by the Capacity Development Division of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA): Benin, Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya and Zambia.
So far two case studies have been developed for Cameroon; one assesses Cameroon's accountability and evidence-based policymaking mechanisms The other one assesses Cameroon's national statistical institution's ability to collect, compile, produce and use the data necessary for strengthening accountability in development planning.
The main objective of this national workshop is to validate and showcase the case studies on mainstreaming accountability in development planning in Cameroon to all the stakeholders.
More specifically, the workshop aims to acquire a common understanding of the different stages of case studies, including adopted methodologies; decide on the content of the project and obtain technical feedback from Cameroon's planning and statistics experts.