The third Employment and Informal Sector Survey (EESI3) is a two-stage statistical survey, the first of which aims to capture employment (Employment Survey) and the second to assess the economic activities of the non-agricultural informal sector (Informal Sector Survey). The first EESI-type survey was carried out in 2005 and the second in 2010. The geographical scope of this operation is the entire national territory. For the technical requirements of the survey, the national territory was divided into 12 survey regions: the cities of Douala and Yaoundé, Adamaoua, the Centre without Yaoundé, the East, the Far North, the Littoral without Douala, the North, the North-West, the West, the South and the South-West. The sampling plan was stratified at two levels. The stratification was carried out by combining the 12 survey strata with the residence strata (urban, semi-urban, rural). In total, 32 strata were defined. In the first stage, the 882 DZs were selected for inclusion in the sample. In the second stage, 10,788 households were selected from all the DZs retained. The Employment Survey (phase 1) successfully surveyed 8,738 of the 10,788 households drawn. In these households, the survey looked at the employment status of all people aged 10 or over. However, the indicators are calculated on the basis of the legal age group for entry into the labour market in Cameroon (14 years), with the exception of the indicators on child labour, which are calculated on the basis of the 10-17 age group. Phase 1 identified 4,762 non-agricultural informal production units (IPUs), of which 4,576 were surveyed during the Informal Sector Survey (phase 2). The results for this phase will be available in the relevant publications. As in the previous edition, the two phases of the survey were conducted at the same time. The EESI3 methodology was developed so that the information collected could be used to produce indicators according to the new conceptual framework resulting from the 19th ICLS in 2013 and the old conceptual framework.

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