New report on arms trade and development in Chad

The French group CCFD-Terre Solidaire has released the report “Trapped development: arms transfers and development in Chad (2005-2010)”. It illustrates the negative impact of unregulated arms transfers on development, focusing on the case of Chad. The country, which is ranked as number 183 out of 187 states on the Human Development Index of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), increased its military expenditure by almost 8 times between 2005 and 2010.