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 countries

Large 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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400 pages

ISBN: 9789461663108

Publication: January 15, 2020

Languages: English

Arnim Langer is director of the Centre for Research on Peace and Development (CRPD), chair holder of the UNESCO Chair in Building Sustainable Peace, and Professor of International Politics at KU Leuven.
Pamela Mbabazi is currently the Chair of the National Planning Authority of the Government of Uganda. She holds a PhD in Development Studies from Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Uganda, an MA in Development Studies from Leeds University (UK) and an MSc in Development Planning and Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology.
Ukoha Ukiwo is a senior lecturer at the Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Port Harcourt.