Tunis, 12 October 2005 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) in Tunis today approved a grant of 20.5 million Units of Account* (approximately US$ 30 million or CFA 16 billion) to finance the Governance Reform Support Programme (PARG I 2005-2007) in Chad.
The largest part of the grant, UA 17.57 million (about $ 26 million or CFA 14 billion), will be devoted to balance of payments support while the remaining UA 2.93 million ( $ 4 million or CFA 2 billion) will be used to strengthen the institutional capacity of the government structures involved in the programme.
The programme aims at contributing to the emergence of effective good governance in the government, public procurement and rule of law. The objective of the related grant is to support balance of payments.
Institutional support seeks to contribute to the effective implementation of the reform programme with respect to governance by building institutional capacity.
PARG I comprises the following three components:
- Improve efficacy of the civil service;
- Improve procurement management;
- Strengthen rule of law, transparency and participation.
Chad’s financing requirements for the 2005-2007 period amount to CFA 776.50 billion as against financing sources amounting to CFA 726.30 billion, resulting in a financing gap of CFA 50.2 billion. This gap will be covered in its entirety by financing from the ADF in 2006 and 2007 (CFA 15.5 billion), the European Union in 2007 (CFA 31.3 billion), and grants and project loans from other donors.
The Bank Group's operations in Chad started in 1974. To date, the cumulative commitment of the Group in the country amounts to US$ 550 million for 56 operations.
- HDI increase from 0.365 in 2001 to 0.600 in 2007
- Adoption and implementation of legislative and regulatory texts related to the new Civil Service Statutes (competition-based recruitment, merit-based promotion and remuneration)
- Commitment rate of the budget allocated to the priority sectors increased from 55% in 2004 to 80% in 2007
- Adoption and implementation in 2005 of the legal reform programme: strengthening human resources, revision of texts, operations of commercial courts and fight against corruption
- Fully implementation from 2005 to 2007 of the action plan for strengthening the security of persons and goods
* UA 1 = US$ 1.44946 = CFA 789.556 as at 01/10/2005