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International Partnerships

Chad is a landlocked country in Central Africa.

It faces complex and recurring crises such as socio-economic, food and environmental insecurity, or regional instability. Its economy is largely dependent on State’s oil revenues.

Chad hosts over another half a million of people fleeing from Sudan since April 2023, pushing the total number of refugees up to one million.

Our partnership

The EU and Chad are long-standing partners in promoting stability and combating terrorism in the Sahel and Lake Chad regions.

The EU’s partnership with Chad – in line with the Global Gateway Strategy –  targets lasting transformational impact on stability and long-term socio-economic development of the country. Under the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI-Global Europe), the EU allocated EUR 280 million to its partnership with Chad for 2021-2024. The country also benefits from other multi-country EU development programmes.

The EU is accompanying the Chadian transition in an attempt of restoring constitutional order and rule of law to maintain regional stability. As part of Team Europe, the EU supports Chad towards sustainable and inclusive development.

Team Europe in Chad includes the EU, the European Investment Bank, France, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands.

Multiannual Indicative Programme 2021-2027 for Chad

Annual action plan 2023 for Chad (French)

Annual action plan 2022 for Chad (French)

Annual action plan 2021 for Chad (French)

Programming documents 2014-2020 for Chad


Our flagship initiatives


Support to the political process the country is currently undergoing to encourage democratic approaches such as inclusiveness, transparency, and credibility in the restoration of rule of law and constitutional order.

  • Rehabilitation of 229 km of road between N’Djamena, Koutéré and Moundou, along the strategic corridor arriving to Douala in Cameroon. This blending operation, financed by EU, EIB, and the World Bank, will facilitate trade and the revitalisation of entrepreneurial activity along the main economic corridor of the country.
  • Renovation of the N’Djamena airport, supported by France, with special focus on runway and freight and passenger terminal.
Green economy
  • Agriculture and value chains: the EU develops the production, commercialisation, and entrepreneurship capacities of 1) dehydrated cereal-based products that are part of the basic diet of infants, children, and adults, as well as 2) spirulina. This will be linked with the N’Djamena – Douala transport corridor to lay the basis for boosting regional connectivity.
  • Integrated conservation of biodiversity, including Chad’s iconic great fauna, and landscape development, in line with the international Great Green Wall initiative.

The EU and France provide joint support for increasing access to primary and secondary education in Chad. This includes activities for improving governance of the national education system, enhancing professional development of teachers, and providing support to non-formal education where needed.


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