In October 2010, Counterpart International conducted a Civil Society Assessment (570KB PDF) to better understand the current situation of civil society in Chad, including the strengths, weaknesses and future potential of the sector as a key element in Chad’s emerging democratic environment. The assessment paid particular attention to civil society’s role in the areas of elections, advocacy, government accountability and conflict prevention and resolution, as it was intended to guide and inform planning and implementation of Counterpart’s work in Chad, while more generally expanding the body of knowledge on Chad’s civil society sector.