Good Governance and Civil Society
In its strategy document on growth and employment, the Cameroonian government identifies decentralization as an essential element of democracy promotion and poverty alleviation. Although numerous competencies, for example in the area of basic services as well as infrastructure, were transferred to the municipalities, significant decisions regarding the planning and financing of local development continue to be made in the ministries of the capital.
However, in areas where local actors are committed to implement reforms at local level, municipal tasks are fulfilled better even if the municipalities are often not sufficiently fulfilling their tasks for sustainable municipal development.
In addition, the municipalities do not have the necessary financial resources, even if they have been formally assigned their own sources of revenue. However, progress has already been made in terms of financial strengthening of the municipalities.
The overall aim of the programme is to support municipalities, so that they can better undertake their role in local development. The programme is active in the economically disadvantaged Nord region, as well as in the English-speaking South-West Region.
AMBERO currently provides the following specific services, in all fours fields of action of the programme:
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