Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme

A UN-HABITAT programme in cooperation with the European Commission and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Secretariat. Read more

Cameroun Phase 3


Nkolbikok, one of the cities where PSUP is present in Cameroun, has set up an interactive web page to further raise awareness of the programme. Click here to visit the page!


In 2005 the population of Cameroon was estimated at 16 million (World Bank, 2006). The rural population stood at about 8.2 million (51 percent) in 2003, while the urban population was 7.8 million (49 percent). Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital city, and Douala, the second-largest city, host 45 percent of the urban population.

Low growth since 2000 leaves Cameroon's achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 hanging in the balance. However, the 2011 Millennium Development Goals report places Cameroon among the world’s top six countries in reducing poverty and infant mortality rates. According to the official Cameroonian household survey, poverty still affected 39 percent of the population in 2007. Seventy-four percent of the population had access to improved water sources and 47 percent had access to sanitation facilities.


Profiled Cities

Current Status

Phase 1: Urban Profiling – completed

Phase 2: Action Planning and Programme Document Formulation – completed

Phase 3: Project Implementation – evaluation