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    European Union announces increase in development aid for Chad for 2014-2020
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EU Relations with Chad

EU-Chad relations are based on the Cotonou Agreement.

Currently the EU is also closely following the political dialogue between the Chad government and opposition political parties (Interchadian political agreement of August 2007 pdf - 1015 KB [1015 KB] français (fr) ).

EU priorities for Chad

The EU is concerned to consolidate stability by

  • encouraging economic growth and reducing poverty through improved national security, democratisation, good governance and sound management of public services and resources
  • extending the EU Strategy for Security and Development for the Sahel to include Chad 
  • mitigating the impact on Chad of the crisis in the Central African Republic

Development aid

As one of Chad's few donors, the EU has provided €368 million under the 10th European Development Fund. The EU's country strategy paper and national indicative programme  outlined how the funds were to be spent, in 2 main areas:

good governance in justice, public finances, democratic processes and institutions, decentralisation and, more generally, local governance.

sustainable development, through improving infrastructure and boosting agriculture.

Other project areas include health, mediation and demining.

Chad is to receive €442 million under the 11th European Development Fund (2014-2020).

 

Humanitarian aid

Chad is very vulnerable to climate and food crises, and the EU – through ECHO – has been the leading partner in helping the government mitigate risks and find sustainable solutions.