CSP approved by EB.2/2018
With abundant space, important natural resources and a growing, young population, Chad has the potential to make significant progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. However, structural development challenges, high prevalence of food insecurity and malnutrition, gender inequalities, vulnerability to climate and weather-related crises and displacements driven by conflicts and insecurity in neighbouring countries are hampering the Government’s development efforts and putting pressure on already vulnerable households and communities. Chad’s 2017 zero hunger strategic review highlighted key gaps in the country’s efforts to address the persistent challenges of hunger and malnutrition. Progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 will require integrated measures and investments across all sectors.
The Government’s main development priorities are embedded in "Vision 2030: The Chad we want", a strategic framework to be implemented through consecutive development plans, beginning with the national development plan for 2017–2021. The overarching goal of the national development plan for 2017–2021 is to improve the quality of life of Chadians by developing human and social capital, social protection and economic empowerment.
Leveraging WFP’s recognized expertise, this country strategic plan for the period 2019–2023 is informed by the recommendations of the zero hunger strategic review and extensive consultations with partners and the Government. It echoes national priorities and is aligned with the United Nations development assistance framework for Chad for 2017–2021, the United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel, the Group of Five for the Sahel Priority Investment Programme and the goals of the Global Alliance for Resilience Initiative. The plan also incorporates recommendations and lessons learned from several evaluations of WFP’s work in Chad and in the region.
The country strategic plan articulates WFP’s repositioning in Chad to support the country in its efforts to achieve zero hunger by 2030, with a focus on efforts at the humanitarian-development-peace nexus to deliver sustainable hunger solutions. WFP will continue to fulfil its commitments and expectations in emergency response and recovery, aiming to save lives through effective food and nutrition assistance for crisis-affected populations. This plan also provides a framework for WFP to change lives and to contribute to the long-term resilience and livelihoods of vulnerable displaced and host populations and chronically food-insecure people.
WFP will reinforce synergies with the Government and partners, including through the geographic convergence of interventions, i.e., concentrating different types of activities in the same geographic areas to achieve synergies and greater impact, and will support national capacities and systems for social protection and emergency preparedness and response to ensure that partners take on more responsibilities for activities and eventually fully manage them.
This country strategic plan will contribute to WFP strategic results 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8. Mainstreaming the cross-cutting issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment, protection and accountability to affected populations, the plan focuses WFP’s work in Chad on six inter-related strategic outcomes:
- Crisis-affected people in targeted areas are able to meet their basic food and nutrition needs during and in the aftermath of crises.
- Food-insecure people in targeted areas have access to adequate and nutritious food all year.
- Vulnerable people in targeted areas have improved nutritional status all year.
- Food insecure populations and communities in targeted areas have more resilient livelihoods and sustainable food systems all year.
- National institutions have strengthened capacities to manage food security, nutrition and social protection policies and programmes, including programmes that support social cohesion and stability all year.
- Humanitarian and development partners in Chad have access to common services enabling them to reach and operate in targeted areas all year.