Institut de formation et de recherche démographiques (IFORD)

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1972-11 Yaoundé Cameroon


Established following an agreement, 9 Nov 1971, between A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) (which financed and managed the Institute until Jun 1982) and the Government of Cameroon. On 1 Jul 1982, regionalization of the Institute started with the decentralization of the management of ILFORD to E-XE4174 - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Second reorganization ran from 1992 to 1994 with academic attachment of IFORD to the University of Yaoundé II, Jul 1992. On 31 Dec 1999, F-XF5606 - United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) principal funding partner of the Institute, withdrew itself. Became an intergovernmental institution, 2001. Reorganized between 1 Jul 2005 - Feb 2007. New era started 2008.


Train senior staff and undertake and publish the results of research in population, demography and related fields; provide technical support to member states and partners.


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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality



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