Priority area Good governance Improving administration at the national and local levels
At the national level, Germany is assisting the Government of Cameroon in the field of public financial management. The focus is on tax revenue and tax administration. In order to increase tax revenue, efforts are under way to identify potential sources of revenue. Among other things, an IT platform is used to match data from the tax authority and the customs authority.
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. Through a Cameroonian investment fund, FEICOM (Special Council Support Fund for Mutual Assistance), Germany is helping these cities with the development and maintenance of social and economic infrastructure projects. This includes preschools, schools, hospitals, roads and markets.
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.