Transparency (Open Budget Index) 5/100
The Government of Chad provides the public with scant budget information.
Public Participation 2/100
The Government of Chad is weak in providing the public with opportunities to engage in the budget process.
By legislature 52/100
Budget oversight by the legislature in Chad is limited.
By auditor 67/100
Budget oversight by the supreme audit institution in Chad is adequate.
Chad should prioritize the following actions to improve budget transparency:
- Publish the Pre-Budget Statement, Executive’s Budget Proposal, In-Year Reports, Mid-Year Review, and Year-End Report.
- Produce and publish a Citizens Budget and an Audit Report.
Chad should prioritize the following actions to improve budget participation:
- Establish credible and effective mechanisms (i.e., public hearings, surveys, focus groups) for capturing a range of public perspectives on budget matters.
- Hold legislative hearings on the budgets of specific ministries, departments, and agencies as well as on audit reports at which testimony from the public is heard.
- Establish formal mechanisms for the public to assist the supreme audit institution to formulate its audit program and participate in audit investigations.
Chad should prioritize the following actions to strengthen budget oversight:
- Establish regular consultations on budget matters between the executive and the legislature.
- In both law and practice, ensure the legislature is consulted prior to the virement of funds in the Enacted Budget, the spending of any unanticipated revenue, and the spending of contingency funds that were not identified in the Enacted Budget.
- Establish a system of quality control for the supreme audit institution.