development projects in Chad

Development projects in Chad range from economics to livestock, but all focus on the country’s stabilization in a war-torn region. Chad borders the Central African Republic, which has undergone a series of military coups and remains a volatile region with escalating attacks on civilians. Chad has worked to bolster itself against the effects of its neighbor’s instability. The following five development projects in Chad emphasize the country’s consistent objective of reform.

Chad and Cameroon Development Project
Exxon Mobil’s project includes oilfields in southern Chad and a pipeline to transport oil to a marine terminal in Cameroon. This project’s contributions include:

  • Construction of schools and water wells
  • Employment training and jobs
  • Malaria prevention and treatment programs
  • Purchase of local goods and services

The Chad and Cameroon Development project is ongoing.

Education Sector Reform Project Phase-2 Additional Financing
The Education Sector Reform Project aims to improve teaching and learning conditions in designated primary and upper secondary schools, while also facilitating evidence-based decision-making. Additional financing will fund:

  • Subsidy payments and training for community teachers (CTs)
  • A mobile-based platform for payment of CTs
  • A school-based deworming program for children under 12

The project’s revised closing date is scheduled for October 31, 2020.

Emergency Fiscal Stabilization Development Policy Operation Project
The Chadian government must address financial crises regarding the 2017 budget in the aftermath of terrorist threats, oil price collapse, security costs and humanitarian conflicts. This reform program emphasizes:

  • Immediate fiscal stabilization
  • Expenditure rationalization
  • Support of the government’s response to the fiscal dilemma
  • Resolution of negative social impacts

The project will conclude on December 31, 2017.

Emergency Food and Livestock Crisis Response Project
The Emergency Food and Livestock Crisis Project focuses on increasing food availability and livestock production for those affected by the conflict in the Central African Republic. This project provides:

  • Food security
  • Livestock protection

The project’s closing date has been extended from December 31, 2017 to September 30, 2019.

Statistical Development Project
The Statistical Development Project increases the national statistics institute’s ability to collect and process data with improved quality and efficiency. This project is comprised of three components:

  • Strengthening institutional capacity and developing human resources
  • Improving data collection, processing, analysis and dissemination
  • Refining information technology and project management

The project closes on March 31, 2022.

Multiple development projects in Chad have had their closing dates extended, exemplifying Chad’s commitment to ongoing reform. These and other projects can ensure long-term stability and improvements in quality of life for all Chadians.

– Carolyn Gibson

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