Who ever promised life in the curse lane was easy?

Yes, Chad could not resist messing around with the mechanism of the transparency initiative for managing their oil income, and yes the World Bank could not just let them do so. But why should anyone believe that this first experiment needed to work perfect in order to be useful. For instance, just the fact that Financial Times recently dedicated a full page on the fact that Chad is deviating from their originally intentions on how to use their millions of oil income, is already much more than what is normally written about all those other billions of oil income spillages that happen in the rest of the world. The important part is now to find a way forward, perhaps through some open-minded arbitration, instead of feeding upon the difficulties, just to satisfy the gluttony of all the salivating wetoldyousoes.