Friday, 22 April 2016 00:00

Inclusive Partnerships Monitoring Report for Cameroon

In order to strengthen the contribution of each family of development actors in achieving sustainable development objectives, the civil society through the NGO Collective for Food Security and Rural Development (COSADER) conducted with the support of ROA / CPDE, a mapping of inclusive partnerships in Cameroon. This study is a contribution of civil society in the combined effort to improve access to basic services, the inclusive local economic development and better management of national resources. This mapping exercise is to collect different types of partnerships developed in Cameroon, and the interaction of different actors in such partnerships.

Precisely, it is; (i) Draw up an inventory of partnerships in Cameroon while showing whether the Development is truly inclusive, just and lasting; (ii) Assess the involvement of these partnerships in the post-2015 agenda at national and local levels; (iii) Make recommendations from which come out actions and guidelines to improve the implementation and outcomes for various stakeholders.

The methodology adopted for this purpose is based around three main steps: (I) conduct a review of multi-stakeholder partnerships developed in Cameroon; (II) Organization of a perception survey on the types of partnerships in Cameroon; (III) Production of the final study report.
Data collection was conducted within ten (10) regions of Cameroon. It is made by alternately exchanges organized remotely via Internet or phone, as well as meetings with Respondents on the occasion of missions on the ground. The choice of target groups and people interviewed was determined on the basis of a reasoned choice.

The state of multi-stakeholder partnerships of the site revealed that collaboration among stakeholders is impacted by their:
a) Weak ownership of the vision, concepts, values, principles, and goals to achieve MDG / SDGs;
b) Weak legal and institutional framework of partnerships to achieve the objectives of Development of Cameroon;
c) Weak managerial capacity of stakeholders to manage partnerships and maintain them;
d) The trust deficit that exists between certain actors;
e) The prevalence of prejudice mutual perceptions between the actors and the low valuation of the results of multi-stakeholder partnerships.

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