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Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Uganda: Who will take the lead when the government falters?
Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4274-828X
2015 (English)In: The Extractive Industries and Society, ISSN 2214-790X, E-ISSN 2214-7918, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 33-45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Uganda is expected to join the group of African oil producing countries in 2018. The Government of Uganda (GoU) has high hopes for the sector and expects oil to transform the country from a low-income into a competitive upper middle-income country by 2040. However, despite these claims, the GoU’s management of the sector is already being criticized, specifically over corruption and tax disputes with oil companies. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiativ (EITI) has, during the last decade, gained increased recognition as a standard for promoting transparency and revenue disclosure for resource-rich countries. In the 2008 National Oil and Gas Policy (NOGP), the GoU expressed its intention to adopt the standard. The objective of this paper is to analyze why the GoU, seven years later, has still not made any progress with an EITI process. Furthermore, it assesses the leverage and motivation for non-government stakeholders (development partners, civil society and oil companies) to take the lead on the EITI and compensate for the lack of political will.

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Uganda is expected to join the group of African oil producing countries in 2018. The Government of Uganda (GoU) has high hopes for the sector and expects oil to transform the country from a low-income into a competitive upper middle-income country by 2040. However, despite these claims, the GoU's management of the sector is already being criticized, specifically over corruption and tax disputes with oil companies.The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has, during the last decade, gained increased recognition as a standard for promoting transparency and revenue disclosure for resource-rich countries. In the 2008 National Oil and Gas Policy (NOGP), the GoU expressed its intention to adopt the standard. The objective of this paper is to analyze why the GoU, seven years later, has still not made any progress with an EITI process. Furthermore, it assesses the leverage and motivation for non-government stakeholders (development partners, civil society and oil companies) to take the lead on the EITI and compensate for the lack of political will.

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2015. Vol. 2, no 1, p. 33-45
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-6546DOI: 10.1016/j.exis.2014.11.006ISI: 000363542800006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84920946319Local ID: 4c62a34c-85d0-40bb-96fa-18e5392513f9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-6546DiVA, id: diva2:979432
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Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; 20141211 (thomasz)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved

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