The Institutional Framework for Housing Policy Administration in Cameroon

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A considerable amount of resources has been committed to efforts aimed at alleviating the housing problem in Cameroon since the country gained political independence in 1960. Despite this, the magnitude of the problem remains a cause for concern. This paper contends that this is due largely to a weak capacity for housing policy administration. By implication, unless this capacity is strengthened, efforts to deal with the problem are unlikely to yield any significant positive results. As an important step in this direction, the paper sketches a picture, and isolates principal institutional factors constraining the performance of the country's housing delivery system.

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Habitat International, v. 16, issue 3, p. 43-57