The Government of Chad has become a member of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), joining more than 100 other members including governments, multilaterals, NGOs, foundations and private sector organisations.
Chad has joined IATI as part of a commitment to promote transparency and good governance in their National Development Plan 2017- 2021. Joining IATI is also in line with the government’s Code of Transparency and Good Governance in Public Finance Management (enacted in 2016 to implement a directive of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa).
This partnership will allow the Government of Chad to be part of a network of countries with the same goals.
The Government of Chad said: “IATI is a partner that promotes transparency and has similar objectives to the Government of Chad. This partnership will allow the Government of Chad to be part of a network of countries with the same goals. In addition, the sharing of best practices among IATI members will accelerate the Government of Chad’s move towards greater transparency.”
The government first learned about the initiative at the 2019 Francophone African Community on Open Data conference, at which IATI held a hackathon. Since then, Chad’s Ministry of Finance and Budget has worked with IATI’s Secretariat to access IATI data. Their 2021 development cooperation report, Rapport sur l’aide internationale au Tchad et perspectives', used IATI data to analyse the characteristics and trends of external development finance.
The Government said “Each year, the Government of Chad prepares a certain number of documents to be appended to the draft finance law. These are submitted to the National Assembly during the session devoted to the vote on the general budget of the State. These documents include a report on external financing, for which data on external financing is required. The Government uses the data published in IATI for this, as it provides so much valuable information on external financing.”
Our members will be very encouraged by the government’s progress in using IATI data to inform their national development cooperation report and budget planning.
Going forward, Chad says it intends to be an active member of IATI, attending events and “advocating for IATI with other partners involved in development”.
Annelise Parr, IATI Secretariat Coordinator at UNDP said: “We warmly welcome the Government of Chad as a member of IATI. Our members will be very encouraged by the government’s progress in using IATI data to inform their national development cooperation report and budget planning. We look forward to Chad sharing their experiences and engaging with our members in our network events and discussions”.
For information about joining IATI, please see IATI Membership.