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Strengthening Transparency in the Oil Sector in Cameroon [electronic resource] : Why Does it Matter? / Stéphane Cossé.

By: Cossé, Stéphane.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: IMF Policy Discussion Papers; Policy Discussion Paper: No. 06/02Publisher: Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, 2006Description: 1 online resource (27 p.).ISBN: 1451946120 :.ISSN: 1934-7456.Subject(s): African Economies | Economywide Country Studies: Africa | Eiti | Energy: Government Policy | Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development | Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development | CameroonAdditional physical formats: Print Version:: Strengthening Transparency in the Oil Sector in Cameroon : Why Does it Matter?Online resources: IMF e-Library | IMF Book Store Abstract: There has been a growing recognition of the importance of transparency for economic growth and social development in oil producing countries. This paper analyzes transparency issues in Cameroon's oil sector. It shows that, while substantial efforts have already been undertaken, continued action is necessary to strengthen transparency. The paper seeks to identify why and how transparency, especially in the fiscal area, matters for economic development and poverty reduction in Cameroon.
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There has been a growing recognition of the importance of transparency for economic growth and social development in oil producing countries. This paper analyzes transparency issues in Cameroon's oil sector. It shows that, while substantial efforts have already been undertaken, continued action is necessary to strengthen transparency. The paper seeks to identify why and how transparency, especially in the fiscal area, matters for economic development and poverty reduction in Cameroon.

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