Cameroon's Action Dialogue 2021: Promoting Effective Country Level Partnerships and Accountability


Action Dialogue Status: Planning Stage


The Republic of Cameroon recently adopted its National Development Strategy (NDS30). The resource needs for its implementation are huge. The COVID-19 pandemic seriously affected the national economy. As the pandemic unfolded, development cooperation providers in Cameroon joint efforts with the national government to provide relief to the affected populations. The coordinated responses demonstrated that when partners join efforts together, better results can be achieved faster. The COVID-19 pandemic further revealed the value of partnerships in finding common solutions to development current challenges.

The current context is marked by the need to foster implementation and achievement of the objectives of the National Development Strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as the acceleration of the decentralization process.

Cameroon has a good record of active participation in the global framework for development assistance as well as involvement in the monitoring and evaluation exercises of the implementation of the related global commitments. In this regard, the country took part in 2008 and 2011 Monitoring of Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the 2010 Evaluation of the Implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, the various monitoring rounds of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, as well as the 2018-2019 Development Finance Assessment carried out within the framework of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development. Today, in collaboration with the donor community, the country is in the process of revitalizing of the Multi Partners Committee (CMP), a government donor consultative platform to strengthen the cooperation and partnership around the national priorities and SDG’s implementation.

The Action Dialogues 2021 will draw upon the evidence, learnings and data from the past and ongoing processes, including the Development Finance Assessment, and the results of the 2018 Monitoring Exercise of the Global Partnership for the Effective Development Co-operation. The Action Dialogue 2021 will also utilize lessons from the Kampala Compact for the Private Sector, the CMP reinvigorate process, as well as the Voluntary National and Local Reviews of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development in Cameroon. It is expected to help shape the national agenda and enhance the effectiveness of development co-operation and partnerships in the country.