Infrastructure

The WEF Global Competitiveness Report (2013) ranked the quality of overall infrastructure of Chad 143rd out of 148 countries. Chad’s insufficient institutional, technical and personnel capacity to supplying infrastructure are reflected in the result. For instance, electricity access is essentially confined to the capital whilst the Chadian electrification rate is one of the lowest in the world at 3.7 per cent of the population. The average recurrence of power outages for businesses is double of the Sub-Saharan African region. The density of fixed telephone lines in Chad also numbered one of the lowest in the wold by being 0.3 per 100 populations. That of mobile telephone subscriptions was 35.5 per 100 populations. Although there has been the growth of mobile phones in the CEMAC region as a whole, the Chadian market remains dominated by two providers that enjoy essentially a market duopoly. With regards to financial services, the state takes a significant and growing stake in the banking sector following the nationalization of the Banque Agricole et Commerciale and an increased stake in the Commercial Bank Tchad. The sector is rapidly growing, having reached a cumulative capitalization of CFAF 45 million as of 2011 (WTO 2013; WEF 2013; African Development Bank 2013).

Indicator Value Rank/148
Quality of overall infrastructure How would you assess general infrastructure (e.g., transport, telephony, and energy) in your country? [1 = extremely underdeveloped—among the worst in the world; 7 = extensive and efficient—among the best in the world] | 2012–13 weighted average. 2.12 138
Quality of roads How would you assess roads in your country? (1 = extremely underdeveloped; 7 = extensive and efficient by international standards) | 2010, 2011. 2.47 126
Quality of railroad infrastructure How would you assess the railroad system in your country? (1 = extremely underdeveloped; 7 = extensive and efficient by international standards) | 2010, 2011. n/a n/a
Quality of port infrastructure How would you assess port facilities in your country? (1 = extremely underdeveloped; 7 = well-developed and efficient by international standards). For landlocked countries, this measures the ease of access to port facilities and inland waterways | 2010, 2011. 2.45 134
Quality of air transport infrastructure How would you assess passenger air transport infrastructure in your country? (1 = extremely underdeveloped; 7 = extensive and efficient by international standards) | 2010, 2011. 2.12 137
Individuals using Internet (%) Internet users are people with access to the worldwide network. 35.37 134
Mobile telephone subscriptions/100 pop According to the World Bank, mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service using cellular technology, which provides access to switched telephone technology. Postpaid and prepaid subscriptions are included. This can also include analogue and digital cellular systems but should not include non-cellular systems. Subscribers to fixed wireless, public mobile data services, or radio paging services are not included. 2.10 132
Fixed broadband Internet subscriptions/100 pop: The International Telecommunication Union considers broadband to be any dedicated connection to the Internet of 256 kilobits per second or faster, in both directions. Broadband subscribers refers to the sum of DSL, cable modem and other broadband (for example, fiber optic, fixed wireless, apartment LANs, satellite connections) subscribers. 0.16 115