, scanner data do not cover services, rents, automobiles, restaurants, or cafes. In addition, this information may only be available for large retailchains but not for small independent stores or other types of outlets.
10.6 While scanner data sets present opportunities to improve the accuracy of the CPI, there are also challenges that need to be addressed before NSOs can use scanner data to compile the CPI.
Obtaining Scanner Data Sets
10.7 Scanner data have existed for several decades and their value in the compilation of official statistics has become more
This Selected Issues paper examines recent performance and reform agenda for Cameroon’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs). Cameroon’s SOEs are important providers of formal employment and have a large weight in the economy. The profitability and financial autonomy of SOEs have deteriorated in recent years, draining scarce budget resources. In addition, SOEs have amassed significant contingent liabilities in the form of debt and arrears. Weak corporate governance is a key factor in SOEs’ poor performance. The reform agenda should include enhancing the monitoring of SOEs, improving disclosure of their contingent liabilities, and strengthening their governance.