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Minister of Decentralization and Local Development

THE MINISTRY OF DECENTRALISATION AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT is in charge of drafting, monitoring, implementing and assessing Government policy on decentralisation and promoting local development.


His duties therefore, include:

  1. In the area of decentralisation:


- the preparation of laws and regulations on the organisation and functioning of local authorities;

- the evaluation and monitoring of the implementation of decentralisation;

- the follow-up of local authorities;

- the application of laws and regulations on civil status;

- under the authority of the President of the Republic, the management of the State on Local Authorities.  


  1. In the area of local development:
  • the promotion of socio-economic development of local communities;
  • the promotion of good governance in local communities;


He supervises public bodies in charge of implementing decentralisation, including:


- the Special Council Support Fund for Mutual Assistance (FEICOM);

- the Local Government Training Centre (CEFAM);

- the National Civil Status Registration Office (BUNEC).

Cameroon in brief

Capital City : Yaounde
Area : 475 442 km2
Population : 23 739 218 hab. (2015)
Currency : Franc CFA BEAC (XAF)