ATTACHMENT: Civil Service Management and Information Systems
Prepared by Ian Lienert.
Care should be taken in interpreting these results because of problems related to the coverage of the employment concepts used.
See Ian Lienert and Jitendra Modi, “A Decade of Civil Service Reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa,” IMF Working Paper 97/179 (Washington: International Monetary Fund, 1997).
Reflecting the border conflict with Nigeria.
In particular, the retirement age of Category IX-XII contractuals was lowered from 60 to 55 years, the same as civil servants in the A1 and A2 grades; for contractuals in the VII-VIII categories, the retirement age was reduced from 55 to 50 years, the same as civil servants in the B, C, and D grades. The early retirement age of 50 years was enacted in 1990.
The government has announced its intention to securitize the promotion arrears incurred prior to February 1997.
Care is required in interpreting this indicator, since the structure the GDP and population differ across countries. For example, this indicator is low in Cameroon and in Gabon because nominal GDP is boosted by the petroleum production sector (which is absent in most CFA countries).
The question of whether the recruitments were foreseen in the annual budget is not addressed in this paper.