Analysis criterion

Causes of incompatibility

Stakeholder participation in policy-making

· Failure to involve all key public administrations in policy-making

· Low involvement of the RLAs, local communities and NGOs

· Weak leadership of the Cameroonian State

· Strong influence of development partners

· Sectoral policy-making context (structural adjustment, economic liberalisation)

Definition of rules governing access to the resource

· Lack of inventory of agricultural land at country level and in the various ecological zones

· Partial coverage of the resource inventory (forests, mines)

· Weak control of sectoral land tenure, particularly in mining and agriculture

· Highly centralised concession allocation in the agricultural and mining sectors

· Lack of implementing instruments for the mining code

Presence of sustainable management pillars

· Low contribution of mining to local development

· Insufficient implementation of environmental management plans

· Low efficiency of the mining tax collection and sharing mechanism

Inter-sectoral coordination and arbitration mechanisms

· Failure to set up the earmarked coordination bodies

· Lack of fairness in the arbitration procedure

· Weak inter-sectoral coordination (administrations are competing)

· Low effectiveness of the operational control system

· Lack of a land-use planning tool that is binding on all sectors

Provision of a monitoring and evaluation mechanism.

· Lack of policy monitoring in administrations

· Monitoring and evaluation limited to the short term (ministerial roadmaps and projects)

· No database to assess the strategic vision