Final evaluation of the Civil Society Support Project in Chad: civil society; dynamic and consultation for governance in Chad (PASOC) FED/2015/037542 and Formulation of a project under the new Multi-annual Indicative Program 2021-2027
As part of the SIEA framework contracts (Lot 3) our consortium was awarded the project: ‘Final evaluation of the Civil Society Support Project in Chad: civil society; dynamic and consultation for governance in Chad (PASOC) FED/2015/037542 and Formulation of a project under the new Multi-annual Indicative Program 2021-2027′.
In Chad, civil society is a plural and diversified reality. According to sources from the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, there are now more than a thousand CSOs, all categories combined. At the local level, there are organizations grassroots communities (CBOs) who play an increasingly essential role in local governance and local planning processes for the development. Their involvement in the development and implementation of Local Development Plans (LDPs) is well documented, including in the capitalization report of the Local Development and Natural Resource Management Support Program (PADL-GRN). However, the The best organized Chadian civil society is urban. It is mainly concentrated in N’Djamena and to a lesser extent in the part south of the country. It is now composed of very diverse actors as described in the mapping of civil society actors Chadian project sponsored in 2014 by the EU, MS and Switzerland. NGOs, trade unions, farmers’ organizations, faith-based organizations, associations for the defense of human rights, women’s organizations which are among the most active CSOs have fields of intervention which often correspond to the financing priorities of the technical and financial partners (PTF). These are social sectors such as education and health, local economic development (agriculture, livestock, environment), or the promotion of peace, human rights and transparency in natural resources.
The main objectives of this evaluation are to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders and the wider public with:
- an overall independent analysis of the performance of the Civil Society Support Project in Chad: civil society; dynamic and consultation for governance in Chad (PASOC), paying particular attention to its different levels of results in comparison with its expected objectives, and the reasons for these results;
- the main lessons, conclusions and recommendations to improve current and future interventions.