Flag of Cameroon
|Population (In Millions)||20.03|
|Human Development Index||150/169|
|Gross Domestic Product (In USD Billions - World Bank)||25.24|
|Global Peace Index||86/153|
|Happy Planet Index||126/143|
|Social Institutions and Gender Index||71/86|
|Environmental Performance Index||133/163|
|Child Mortality Rate||79.2|
|More information on variables|
Cameroon has a population of 19,598,889 according to the World Bank database . Cameroon is situated in Western Africa and is bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. It has borders with Central African Republic for 797 km, Gabon for 298km, Equatorial Guinea for 189km, Congo for 523km, and Nigeria for 1690km and Chad for 1094km. Land in Cameroon is various, with coastal plain in southwest, dissected plateau in center, mountains
Main Progress Initiatives
Cameroon's National Plan on Environmental Management was adopted in 1996 and is the country's framework for sustainable development. . Its development included the contributions of people from various sectors (academic, NGO, government). The PNGE is a joint initiative of the government of Cameroon, UNDP, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit and the World Bank.
Quality of Life
Multidimensional Poverty Index
The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for Cameroon is 0.287. The MPI is an international measure of acute poverty covering 109 countries. The MPI reflects the multiple deprivations that poor people face at the same time in three dimensions: health, education and living standards. The MPI reflects both the incidence or headcount ratio (H) of poverty – the proportion of the population that is multidimensionally poor – and the average intensity (A) of their poverty – the average proportion of indicators in which poor people are deprived. More information on the MPI in Cameroon is available here.
UNDP Human Development Report Trends - 2010
According to the UNDP's 2001 HDI report, Cameroon's HDI is 0.482, which gives the country a rank of 150 out of 187 countries with comparable data. The HDI of Sub-Saharan Africa as a region increased from 0.365 in 1980 to 0.463 today, placing Cameroon above the regional average. The HDI trends tell an important story both at the national and regional level and highlight the very large gaps in well-being and life chances that continue to divide our interconnected world.  Cameroon's HDI is broken down as follow:
- Health: 0.499
- Education: 0.520
- Income: 0.431
Happiness in Cameroon
This is an overview of findings on Happiness in Cameroon.The available findings are presented in the latest ‘Nation Report’ on Cameroon. This report is ordered by type of happiness questions and within these types by year. This ordering is to facilitate the assessment of progress, comparison over time being most fruitful using the same questions.
The report presents means and standard deviations, both on the original scale range and transformed to a common range 0-10. The means inform about the level of happiness in the country and the standard deviations about inequality of happiness.
Links provide more detail about the precise text of the question, the full distribution of responses and technical details of the survey. The report is continuously updated.
- ↑ Cameroon. World Bank Database.2010.http://data.worldbank.org/country/cameroon
- ↑ Cameroon. Global Server. http://www.globserver.com/en/cameroon
- ↑ International Institute for Sustainable Development. Cameroon's Strategy.http://www.iisd.org/pdf/2004/measure_sdsip_cameroon.pdf
- ↑ UNDP.International Human Development Indicators. Cameroon. 2011. http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/CMR.html
- ↑ World Database of Happiness