Region:Asia Pacific Current UN Women Plan Period Afghanisthan:2018-2022
i-icon World Bank Income Classification:Low Income The World Bank classifies economies for analytical purposes into four income groups: low, lower-middle, upper-middle, and high income. For this purpose it uses gross national income (GNI) per capita data in U.S. dollars, converted from local currency using the World Bank Atlas method, which is applied to smooth exchange rate fluctuations. i-icon Least Developed Country:Yes Since 1971, the United Nations has recognized LDCs as a category of States that are deemed highly disadvantaged in their development process, for structural, historical and also geographical reasons. Three criteria are used: per capita income, human assets, and economic vulnerability. i-icon Gender Inequality Index:0.575 GII is a composite metric of gender inequality using three dimensions: reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market. A low GII value indicates low inequality between women and men, and vice-versa. i-icon Gender Development Index:0.723 GDI measures gender inequalities in achievement in three basic dimensions of human development: health, education, and command over economic resources.
i-icon Population:209,497,025 Source of population data: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2022). World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision Male:19,976,265 (9.5%) Female:189,520,760 (90.5%)
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outcome XM-DAC-41146-CMR_D_1.2

Gender statistics are available, accessible and analyzed to inform policy making, advocacy and accountability for delivering gender equality and women’s empowerment

Thanks to UN Women activities under this outcome, gender statistics have been made more available and used for the Monitoring of SDGs in Cameroon and the Development of Public Policies as well. Regarding the monitoring of SDG, UN Women has provided valuable support for the development of the National Development Strategy 2020-2030 and the VNR report. Also, the National Statistics System has been more engendered in other to provide relevant gender information for the monitoring SDGs. As for the development of public policies, UN Women has Supported the use of gender data for the development of the National Framework of Gender Responsive Budgeting, The presentation and dissemination of the Gender Country Profile, the Development of the Gender Demographic Dividend Index, Support for gender mainstreaming in national data production operation including: The general population and housing census, the Cameroon household survey. Concerning data availability, UN Women has provided contribution for the realization of the Time Use Survey in Cameroon, Gender quality insurance of all data production operation, and finally, dissemination of available gender data.
outcome XM-DAC-41146-CMR_D_1.1

Women fully participate in electoral decision making positions at national and local levels in Cameroon

During this post elections cycle,UNWomen assisted women elected members in their mandate and reinforce their capacities including creating space for sharing their experiences and challenges. Therefore, the project in Cameroon focused on:Supporting the Women’s Parliamentary Caucus action plan, Supporting the implementation of the action plan of women mayors' association including supporting their efforts to fight COVID-19 in their communities, strengthening the capacities of first regional elected women, enhancing inter-generational dialogue with young leaders through role - modeling and peer- to - peer exchange with women leaders and among women elected members at national, regional and local Following COVID 19 outbreak, the project also contributed in increasing awareness. A communication space has been provided to female leaders and elected members through a radio channel to share their views and discuss the disproportionate effect as well as the prevention policies of the country.
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