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21 Oct 2015

Internal migration in Cameroon: Constraint for or driver of urban and health development?

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Internal migration is often considered a major determinant of unplanned urbanization and urban health precariousness in Cameroon. However, at the same time, internal migration contributes to improving the living conditions of migrants and to the emergence of an informal sector that provides jobs and is predominant in the national economy.

This study emphasizes that internal migration constitutes an undeniable opportunity for development which unfortunately is hampered by a crisis of governance. The study aims at contributing to the management of internal migration and its transformation into an engine of balanced and sustainable national development.

  • List of abbreviations
  • List of tables and figures
  • Executive summary
  • Résumé analytique
  • Resumo executivo
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. General justification and framework of the study
    • 2.1 Context of the study
    • 2.2 General framework of the study
  • 3. Research methodology
    • 3.1 Building a classic research reference for the study
    • 3.2 Operational procedure
  • 4. Analytical literature review
    • 4.1 State of the internal migration issue in Cameroon
    • 4.2 Current scientific view on the relationship between internal migration and urbanization
    • 4.3 Urban health tested by internal migration
  • 5. Results of the study
    • 5.1 Characterization of the urban migration phenomenon in surveyed cities
    • 5.2 Internal migration and urbanization
    • 5.3 Internal migration and urban health
    • 5.4 Analysis of the results of the study
  • 6. Conclusion and recommendations
  • 7. References
  • 8. Annex: Direct interview guide