In the CEMAC area, Cameroon is preceded by Gabon (112nd worldwide and 14th in Africa) and the Republic of Congo (134th worldwide and 25th in Africa). The three other CEMAC countries being Chad (170th worldwide and 44th in Africa), the Central African Republic (47th in Africa and 175th worldwide) and Equatorial Guinea (52nd in Africa and 190th worldwide) are among the last 10 of this ranking dominated in Africa by Morocco, Mauritius and South Africa; and by the Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium at the world level.
According to the authors, the economic aspect of the globalisation in this ranking takes into account criteria such as the importance of trade, investments and cross-border income against the gross domestic product (GDP), as well as the impact of trade barriers and restrictions on flow of capitals.
The social dimension of globalization, we learned, is here measured based on personal cross-border contacts in the form of telephone calls and post mail; tourist flows and the importance of resident foreign population; the flows of cross-border information from internet, television and foreign press; as well as exports and imports of books against the GDP.
The political dimension of globalisation is measured by the number of foreign embassies in a country, the number of international organisations to which the country belongs, the number of UN peace missions to which the country contributed and the number of bilateral and multilateral agreements signed by the country since 1945.
Source: Business in Cameroon