|Approval Date||22 Jul 2020|
|Signature Date||29 Jul 2020|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Jul 2021|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||15124|
The proposed intervention concerns the Chad component of the COVID-19 Crisis Response Programme in the G5 Sahel Countries (PARC COVID-19 – G5 SAHEL). This is a loan and award a grant to the G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad) of UA 118.9 million and UA 89.6 million respectively from the COVID-19 Rapid Response Facility. It will be implemented over 12 months from July 2020. The Programme was appraised in April 2020 following requests to the Bank by the countries. Chad recorded its first case of COVID-19 on 19 March 2020. As of 5 June 2020, the country had 828 infected cases, confirming the rapid spread of the disease in early May, with a sharp increase in the number of cases since 13 May (357 cases). To check the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country has taken a series of preventive and protective measures, including: (i) the closing of airports to all airlines, except freighters (however, land borders remain open to goods traffic, excluding the borders with Sudan and the Central African Republic); (ii) the prohibition of gatherings of more than 50 people; (iii) the closure of all schools and universities; (iv) the closure of restaurants, bars and nightclubs; and (v) the banning of public transport by minibus and limitation of the number of passengers in taxis. These measures have led to a sharp contraction of supply and demand, resulting in a sudden economic downturn in Chad. This Programme complements the other budget support operations, particularly the Multinational Coronavirus Pandemic Control Support Project for G5 member countries approved on 9 June 2020, aimed at providing the region with adequate operational capacities to combat the pandemic. More specifically, the programme will contribute to the financing of response plans through the budget support it will provide. It will also support measures aimed at improving the financial management of the response plans and mitigating the health, social and economic-related impacts.
The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Chad. Its specific objectives are to: (i) mitigate the health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; (ii) mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable people; and (iii) mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The entire population of Chad will benefit from this programme which will help to mitigate the health and socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the population, especially the most vulnerable segments. It will also contribute to reducing the economic shock on the Chadian enterprises affected by the sharp economic downturn resulting from the pandemic. The programme will also make it possible to build the capacity of the Chadian public administration in health response, protection of the most vulnerable segments of the population and support to economic activities. All these elements will contribute to strengthening the resilience and inclusiveness of the Chadian economy and, hence, reducing the country’s fragility factors.
African Development Fund
Fragile States Facility
MINISTERE DES FINANCES ET DU BUDGET
|Last Update||28 Oct 2020|