Oil Wealth and Development in Uganda and Beyond
Prospects, Opportunities, and Challenges
Edited by Arnim Langer, Ukoha Ukiwo, and Pamela Mbabazi
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Multidisciplinary perspectives to governance of oil in African countriesLarge quantities of oil were discovered in the Albertine Rift Valley in Western Uganda in 2006. The sound management of these oil resources and revenues is undoubtedly one of the key public policy challenges for Uganda as it is for other African countries with large oil and/or gas endowments. With oil expected to start flowing in 2021, the current book analyses how this East African country is preparing for the challenge of effectively, efficiently, and transparently managing its oil sector and resources. Adopting a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and comparative approach, the book identifies a broad scope of issues that need to be addressed in order for Uganda to realise the full potential of its oil wealth for national economic transformation. Predominantly grounded in local scholarship and including chapters drawing on the experiences of Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya, the book blazes a trail on governance of African oil in an era of emerging producers. Oil Wealth and Development in Uganda and Beyond will be of great interest to social scientists and economic and social policy makers in oil-producing countries. It is suitable for course adoption across such disciplines as International/Global Affairs, Political Economy, Geography, Environmental Studies, Economics, Energy Studies, Development, Politics, Peace, Security and African Studies.
Contributors: Badru Bukenya (Makerere University), Moses Isabirye (Busitema University), Wilson Bahati Kazi (Uganda Revenue Authority), Corti Paul Lakuma (Economic Policy Research Centre), Joseph Mawejje (Economic Policy Research Centre), Pamela Mbabazi (Uganda National Planning Authority), Martin Muhangi (independent researcher), Roberts Muriisa (Mbarara University of Science and Technology), Chris Byaruhanga Musiime (independent researcher), Germano Mwabu (University of Nairobi), Jackson A. Mwakali (Makerere University), Tom Owang (Mbarara University of Science and Technology), Joseph Oloka-Onyango (Makerere University), Peter Quartey (University of Ghana), Peter Wandera (Transparency International Uganda), Kathleen Brophy (Transparency International Uganda), Jaqueline Nakaiza (independent researcher), Babra Beyeza (independent researcher), Jackson Byaruhanga (Bank of Uganda), Emmanuel Abbey (University of Ghana).
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1. Oil Wealth and Development in Uganda and Beyond: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges
Part I — Institutional and Regulatory Framework, Policies and Challenges
2. Uganda’s Oil Governance Institutions: Fit for Purpose?
3. Courting the Oil Curse or Playing by the Rules? An Analysis of the Legal and Regulatory Framework Governing Oil in Uganda
4. Keeping Corruption in Check in Uganda’s Oil Sector? Uganda’s Challenge to Let Everybody Eat, and Not Just the Lucky Few
5. Closed but Ordered : How the Political Settlement Shapes Uganda’s Deals with International Oil Companies
Part II — Macroeconomic and Fiscal Framework, Policies and Challenges
6. Oil Wealth in Uganda: Analysis of the Macroeconomic Policy Framework
7. Oil Revenues and Social Development in Uganda
8. Getting a Good Deal? An Analysis of Uganda’s Oil Fiscal Regime
9. Human Resources and Oil in Uganda : An Analysis of Uganda’s Human Resource Development for the Oil Sector
Part III — Other Major Governance Polices and Challenges
10. Environmental Sustainability : An Afterthought or a Key Objective for Uganda’s Oil Sector?
11. Land Grabbing in the Albertine Graben : Implications for Women’s Land Rights and the Oil Industry in Uganda
12. Expecting Eldorado? An Analysis of Ugandans’ Expectations of Their Country’s Oil Wealth
13. The Management of Social Tensions and Community Grievances in the Albertine Region of Uganda
Part IV — International Comparison
14. Nigeria’s Oil Governance Regime: Challenges and Policies
15. Ghana’s Oil Governance Regime: Challenges and Policies
16. Kenya’s Oil Governance Regime: Challenges and Policies
Part V — A Way Forward
17. Oil Wealth and Development in Uganda and Beyond: Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
Format: Edited volume - free ebook - PDF
Publication: January 07, 2020
Pamela Mbabazi is currently the Chair of the National Planning Authority of the Government of Uganda.
Ukoha Ukiwo is a senior lecturer at the Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Port Harcourt.