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Cameroon :, Selected Issues

Abstract
This Selected Issues paper examines recent performance and reform agenda for Cameroon’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Cameroon’s SOEs are important providers of formal employment and have a large weight in the economy. The profitability and financial autonomy of SOEs have deteriorated in recent years, draining scarce budget resources. In addition, SOEs have amassed significant contingent liabilities in the form of debt and arrears. Weak corporate governance is a key factor in SOEs’ poor performance. The reform agenda should include enhancing the monitoring of SOEs, improving disclosure of their contingent liabilities, and strengthening their governance
Table Of Contents
Cover -- CONTENTS -- STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES-RECENT PERFORMANCE AND REFORM AGENDA -- A. An Overview of Cameroon's State-Owned Enterprises -- B. Financial Performance of State-Owned Enterprises -- C. Corporate Governance -- D. Possible Reform Agenda -- FIGURES -- 1. SOE Workforce -- 2. Real GDP Growth and SOE Value Added, 2009-13 -- 3. SOE Value Added by Sector, 2009-13 -- 4. Quality of Infrastructure, 2014 (Index) -- 5. Quality of Infrastructure, 2014 (1-7, best) -- 6. SOE Profitability, 2009-13 -- 7. SOE Net Fiscal Transfers, 2009-13 -- 8. SOE Gross Operating Surplus, 2009-13 -- 9. SOE Debt, 2009-13 -- 10. SOE Arrears, 2009-13 -- 11. SOE Contingent Liabilities, 2009-13 -- TABLE -- 1. Summary data for key State-Owned Enterprises in 2013 -- REFERENCE -- References -- FUEL PRICE SUBSIDIES-RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND OPTIONS FOR REFORM -- A. Background -- B. The Current Administered Price Structure -- C. Fiscal Dimension of Fuel Subsidies -- D. Impact of the Administered Price Regime on SONARA -- E. The Future of Fuel Subsidies -- F. Conclusion and Options for Reform -- BOX -- 1. Price-Smoothing Mechanisms -- FIGURES -- 1. Fuel Distribution -- 2. Sensitivity Analysis of the Fuel-Subsidy Scheme -- 3. Diesel and Gasoline Prices, 2009-15 -- 4. Diesel and Gasoline Subsidies and Net Fiscal Contribution, 2011-20 -- 5. Fuel Subsidies, 2009-20 -- TABLE -- 1. Price Structure for Domestic Fuel Products, 2012-15 -- REFERENCE -- References
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (24 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781513509150

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