The Publish What You Pay coalition in Chad was formed in October 2004. It focuses not only on monitoring transparency in public funds and oil revenues, but also on tracking the government’s budget and has set up regional Budget Monitoring Committees to do so.
In its early days, the coalition worked on monitoring the social and environmental impacts of the extractive industries’ activities on Chad’s citizens. It instigated the country’s membership of the EITI in May 2010 and is actively involved in implementing it.
The major challenge for the coalition, in addition to budget monitoring, is transparent management of oil revenues to help fund development projects to combat poverty.