This Anti-Corruption Helpdesk brief was produced in response to a query from the European Commission. The Anti-Corruption Helpdesk is operated by Transparency International and funded by the European Union.
Can you provide an overview of corruption and anti-corruption in Chad? We would be particularly interested to have information on the health sector, food security and agricultural stock, justice and law enforcement, infrastructure, oil sector and management of foreign aid.
1. Overview of corruption in Chad
2. Overview of anti-corruption efforts in Chad
Chad’s recent history has been characterised by insecurity, endemic corruption, human rights abuses and a deeply entrenched patronage system which permeates all sectors of society. The recent exploitation of oil is considered to have fuelled the resurgence of armed conflict and corruption, as oil revenues have been misused by government to strengthen its armed forces and reward its cronies, which contributes to the undermining of the country’s governance system.
The government has taken legal and institutional steps to fight corruption and launch anti-corruption campaigns in recent years, resulting in the dismissal and arrest of several high level officials. However, these initiatives are perceived by many external observers as politically motivated and there are no clear indications of a firm commitment to effectively eradicate corruption.
Marie Chêne, Transparency International, [email protected]