Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
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Developing a Sustainable Economy in Cameroon

Edited by Aloysius Ajab Amin. ISBN: 2-86978-209-8 (ISBN 13: 9782869782099), 440 pages, February 2008

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This book contains a well thought out and meticulous work that engenders a plan for pushing Cameroon towards a sustainable economy.…This work will be of interest to those interested in better understanding development process in Cameroon characterized by a paradox that the authors formulated as ’with so much to be done needing many resources, yet much resources remain idle, unemployed and underemployed’. I congratulate the team and heartedly recommend this book to decision makers, policy analysts, students interested in Africa’s development process and that of Cameroon in particular.

Dr Abdoulaye Niang, author of Towards a Viable and Credible Development in Africa and Team Leader, Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The book is written to enhance and direct policy formulation and implementation; the chapters are properly rooted in theoretical/conceptual foundation and empirical analysis. They cut across the real, financial and social sectors of the Cameroon economy. …The chapters not only analyze policies but also proffer solutions to the various economic and social problems of the economy. The book will serve as a research reference for both academics and students in various disciplines of the social sciences.

Professor Sheriffdeen Tella
Dean Faculty of Social Science and Management,
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Nigeria

Within a solid theoretical framework, the authors critically analyze the different challenges that a country like Cameroon faces in its development effort. They bring out the crucially important role of the government in contributing to create a broad-based development pattern particularly in creating the necessary infrastructure, raising the productivity level of the economy, providing and delivering the appropriate social services. Underscoring the role of institutions in production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in Cameroon’s economy, the book offers concrete solutions in terms of infrastructure, human and institutional development.…Such treatment of development issues is exceptional given the scientific and intellectual rigor that had gone into it. Indeed, this is an excellent book for students, academics, policy makers, development practitioners, private sector operators, representatives of civil society organizations, and even the general reader…

Professor John C. Anyanwu, Chief Research Economist,
African Development Bank (ADB), Tunisia

Developing a Sustainable Economy in Cameroon is a major analytical undertaking in the neoclassical tradition. Using rigorous analytical tools and assuming good management and optimal use of the country’s abundant natural and human resources, Professor Amin and his colleagues set out to show the optimal path which Cameroon ought to have followed to attain sustainable development. I highly recommend the book for all interested in economic development.

Dr Joseph Ntangsi, Representative,
KFW German Development Bank, Cameroon

February 10 2008