Ranked fifth from last, Chad is as unstable as it is corrupt. "Growing oil wealth, complex ethnic ties that transcend borders (in this case, with Sudan), and ambitious presidents aiming to stay in power longer than their constitutions originally allowed" are all factors that make Chad something of a microcosm for the conflicts in Africa, the Monitor has reported.
Chad ranks 178 out of 180 in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report. According to the US State Department's 2010 Investment Climate Statement, a nationwide anticorruption campaign has attracted broad public support, but its impact on the business climate "remains to be seen." "Corruption exists at all levels of government, along with impunity, particularly for those in uniform," according to the report.