Cameroon Labour Market Risk Report

Providing expert analysis on the risks and opportunities, examining the threats stemming from the labour market regulations and analyses the size, costs and composition of labour market in the region.

Report assesses the labour market risks facing businesses and investors in the market regarding the availability and qualifications of the labour force and potential costs stemming from over-regulated or restrictive labour markets.


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Cameroon Labour Market Risk Report
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The first published edition of the Cameroon Labour Market Risk Report provides human resources professionals with detailed insight on the practicalities and major risks from the labour market when operating within Cameroon. It is a vital source of intelligence whether you operate in the country currently or are considering a move into the market.

It gives you all the demographics and analysis you need to fully understand Cameroonian labour market risks. This includes specific insight on regulations, unionisation and employment requirements that could affect your business, whilst also comparing the country to the wider region.

Labour Market Risk:

What are the main risks to operating in Cameroon posed by the labour market?
The Report assesses the labour market risks facing businesses and investors in Cameroon regarding the availability and qualifications of the labour force and potential costs stemming from overregulated or restrictive labour markets.

Availability of Labour: This segment analyses the main risks facing businesses regarding the size of the labour force.

These include overall employment, female participation, life expectancy, demographic population deployment and forecasts for workforce size by sector. It also evaluates the basic skill set of the workforce, literacy and numeracy rates, and the quality of the primary educational infrastructure, compared with the wider region.

Education: Assessing the potential pressures facing businesses requiring a skilled labour force with secondary or tertiary education qualifications. This covers the quality, density and graduation rates for both secondary and tertiary education, with a particular focus on engineering, science, mathematics and technological graduates.

Labour Costs: This covers the challenges presented by regulations governing labour taxes, minimum wages, annual leave, severance pay, and foreign worker visas. It assesses the costs of employment that face businesses and investors. It also evaluates risk stemming from unionisation and strike activity, and the comparative rigidity of the labour market around regulations concerning the racial and gender demographic requirements for employment.

Key Benefits:

  • Evaluate Cameroon’s labour market risk profile against its regional peers and by 170 states globally, helping you understand the size, education and rigidity of the labour market in relation to other markets.
  • Guard against risks posed by a limited skilled labour pool, high costs and limited labour market flexibility, and the potential risks and costs associated with the importation of foreign skilled labour.
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Table: Cameroon - Labour Market Risk
General Education
Tertiary Education
Availability Of Labour
Size Of Labour Force
Composition Of Labour Force
Table: Immigrants By Region of Origin, 2015
Labour Costs Analysis
Labour Costs
Table: Cameroon Regulations Governing Flexibility of Workforce
Labour Market Risk Index Methodology
Table: Weighting Of Indicators (%)