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Environment Magazine September/October 2008


March-April 2018

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Cameroon Must Focus on SDGs in Its Economic Development Plans

Almost a decade ago, the government of Cameroon embarked on an ambitious strategy that is expected to drive the nation into an emerging economy by 2035. The goals of this Vision 2035 are laudable: reducing poverty by more than half and improving access to potable and clean water, access to basic health care, modern communication technologies, adequate housing, access to necessary finance, and basic education for all by 2035.1 The vision tackles social inclusion, unemployment, institutional inadequacies, inequalities, and policy biases.2


Mukete Beckline, Sun Yujun (E-mail:, and Sajjad Saeed are in the Department of Forest Management at Beijing Forestry University, China.

Daniel Etongo is at the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), Maynooth University, Ireland.

Ngoe Mukete is in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, Nanjing Agricultural University, China.

Tamungang Richard is at the Programme for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (PSMNR), Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, Cameroon.

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