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Cameroon's Infrastructure : A Continental Perspective

ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY ACCESS TO WATER SUPPLY ACCESSIBILITY ACCIDENTS ACCOUNTING AIR AIR MARKET AIR TRAFFIC AIR TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT AIRPORTS APPROACH ASSET HOLDER AVAILABILITY BALANCE BANDWIDTH BANKS BUS BUS SERVICES CABLE CAPACITY EXPANSION CAPITAL EXPENDITURE CAPITAL INVESTMENT CAPITAL INVESTMENTS CAR CARGO CARRIERS CARS CLEAN WATER CONCESSION CONCESSION AREA CONCESSIONS CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRICITY CONTAINER OPERATIONS CONTAINER TERMINAL CONTAINER TRAFFIC COST RECOVERY COST RECOVERY RATIO COSTS OF POWER CRASHES CROSS-SUBSIDIES CROSSING CRUDE OIL CUBIC METER CUBIC METERS DEFICITS DEMAND FOR POWER DEMAND FOR TRANSPORT DEMAND FOR TRANSPORT SERVICES DIESEL DISCOUNT RATE DISTRIBUTION LOSSES DRINKING WATER ECONOMIC CRISIS ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC GROWTH RATE ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENTS ELECTRICITY TARIFFS ENERGY DEMAND FINANCIAL DATA FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE FREIGHT FREIGHT FORWARDERS FREIGHT TRANSPORT FUEL FUEL OIL GAS GASOLINE GENERATION GENERATION ASSETS GENERATION CAPACITY GENERATORS GLOBAL WATER PARTNERSHIP GOVERNANCE INDICATORS GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT HEAVY FUEL OIL HIGH TRANSPORT HOLDING COMPANY HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION HOUSEHOLD USE HOUSEHOLDS HOUSING HYDROPOWER INCREASE IN CAPACITY INCUMBENT OPERATOR INFRASTRUCTURE ASSETS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING INFRASTRUCTURES INLAND TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL AVIATION INTERNATIONAL MARKETS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL INVESTMENT CLIMATE INVESTMENT COST INVESTMENT COSTS INVESTMENT PROGRAM INVESTMENT TARGETS KILOWATT-HOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES LOCOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS MAINTENANCE COSTS MARGINAL COSTS MARKET ACCESS MARKET CONCENTRATION MOBILITY NATURAL GAS NATURAL RESOURCES NEIGHBORHOODS OIL RESOURCES OPEN ACCESS OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS PILOT PROJECTS POPULATION DENSITY POPULATION GROWTH PORT AUTHORITY PORT CONCESSIONS PORT FACILITIES PORT INVESTMENTS POTABLE WATER POWER POWER COSTS POWER GENERATION POWER PLANT POWER PLANTS POWER PRICES POWER PRODUCTION POWER SECTOR POWER TRADE PRICE OF DIESEL PRIVATE FINANCING PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION PRIVATIZATION PRODUCTIVITY PROFIT MARGINS PROVISION OF SERVICES PROVISION OF WATER PROVISION OF WATER SUPPLY PUBLIC INVESTMENT PUBLIC PORTS PUBLIC ROADS PUBLIC SECTOR PUBLIC UTILITIES RAIL RAIL DEVELOPMENT RAILROADS RAILWAY RAILWAY LINE RAILWAY SECTOR RAILWAYS REGIONAL PUBLIC GOODS REGULATORY FRAMEWORK RETAIL PRICES REVENUE COLLECTION ROAD ROAD ASSETS ROAD MAINTENANCE ROAD NETWORK ROAD QUALITY ROAD SAFETY ROAD SECTOR ROAD TRAFFIC ROADS ROLLING STOCK ROUTE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION RURAL ENERGY SAFE WATER SANITATION SANITATION SECTOR SANITATION SERVICES SANITATION UTILITIES SAVINGS SERVICE PROVIDERS SERVICE QUALITY SEWERAGE NETWORK SURFACE TRANSPORT SURFACE WATER THERMAL POWER THERMAL POWER PLANTS THERMAL SYSTEMS TOWNS TRAFFIC TRAFFIC DENSITY TRAFFIC LEVELS TRAFFIC REVENUES TRAFFIC VOLUMES TRAILS TRANSIT TRANSIT CORRIDORS TRANSPARENCY TRANSPORT COSTS TRANSPORT FACILITATION TRANSPORT INDICATORS TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TRANSPORT MARKET TRANSPORT REGULATION TRANSPORT SECTOR TRANSPORT SERVICES TRANSPORTATION TRAVEL TIMES TRIP TRUCK PROCESSING TRUCKS URBAN AREAS URBAN CENTERS URBAN SPRAWL URBAN WATER URBAN WATER SUPPLY URBAN WATER UTILITY VEHICLE VEHICLE MILEAGE VEHICLES VOLTAGE WATER CONSUMPTION WATER QUALITY WATER RESOURCE WATER RESOURCES WATER SUPPLY SECTOR WATER SUPPLY UTILITIES WATER USE WATER UTILITIES WEALTH WELLS
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Africa | Africa | West Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Cameroon
2012-03-19T18:05:03Z | 2012-03-19T18:05:03Z | 2011-09-01

The poor state of Cameroon's infrastructure is a key bottleneck to the nation's economic growth. From 2000 to 2005, improvements in information and communications technology (ICT) boosted Cameroon's growth performance by 1.26 percentage points per capita, while deficient power infrastructure held growth back by 0.28 points per capita. If Cameroon could improve its infrastructure to the level of Africa's middle-income countries, it could raise its per capita economic growth rate by about 3.3 percentage points. Cameroon has made significant progress in many aspects of infrastructure, implementing institutional reforms across a broad range of sectors with a view to attracting private-sector participation and finance, which has generally led to performance improvements. But the country still faces a number of important infrastructure challenges, including poor road quality, expensive and unreliable electricity, and a stagnating and uncompetitive ICT sector. Cameroon currently spends around $930 million per year on infrastructure, with $586 million lost to inefficiencies. Removing those inefficiencies would leave an infrastructure funding gap of $350 million per year. Given Cameroon's relatively strong economy and natural-resource base, as well as its success in attracting private financing, the country should be able to close that gap and meet its infrastructure goals within 13 years.

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