Core area “Peaceful and inclusive societies” Improving administration at the national and local levels
At the municipal level, Germany is working with selected medium-sized cities to help them play their important role as regional economic hubs and service centres. KfW Development Bank is working through a Cameroonian investment fund to support the development and maintenance of social and economic infrastructure. This includes preschools, schools, hospitals, roads and markets. The focus is on cities and communities that are hosting many refugees or internally displaced persons.
A local development project launched in 2017 focuses on municipalities that participate in the rural development programme or the forest and environment programme. The idea is to enable them to improve their administrative work so that they can take the developments forward that have been launched through the programmes.
One project involves the modernisation and digitisation of the civil registration and vital statistics system, with a view to recording reliable statistical and demographic data and issuing more, and better, certificates of birth, marriage or death.