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Publication date: 26 Aug 2019

Contract Transparency in Uganda's Petroleum and Mining Sectors

This publication draws from the literature on contract transparency as well as interviews with key experts in Uganda's extractives sector. It concludes that while legal frameworks on transparency and disclosure provisions exist, they have not been effective in ensuring that citizens gain access to information on the details of the contracts; and the level of contract transparency and disclosure in the oil and gas sector is higher than in the mining sector. While information on mining licenses is provided on the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development website and the mining cadastre is publicly available, vital information on actual deposits and revenue sharing is not publicly available....

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Publication date: 20 Dec 2018

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE (EITI): Understanding the Principles and Benefits

This infographic booklet simplifies EITI principles and shows the read why Uganda should adopt EITI principles and implement EITI standards to maximise benefits from extractives...

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Publication date: 19 Mar. 2017

Efficiency, Sustainability, and Exit Strategy in the Oil and Gas Sector: Lessons from Ecuador for Uganda

This paper draws lessons from the more experienced oil-and-gas-producing Ecuador, for Uganda's nascent oil and gas sector, to argue a case for sustainable petroleum-exploitation. It relies on extant inquiries on developments in Uganda's oil and gas sector, observation of oil-related developments in Ecuador, and interactions and exchanges with intellectuals from Uganda and Latin America...

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Publication date: 29 Apr. 2017

What Matters When it Comes to Adopting Local Content? A Comparative Analysis of Success Factors in Africa and Latin America

In this paper we attempt to identify some common factors by comparing the experiences of countries that have achieved successful local content outcomes...

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Publication date: 16 Jan 2017

Prepare to Appropriate "Associated Gas"ť: Lessons from Ecuador to Uganda

This Policy Brief underlines the problem of gas flaring in the petroleum sector, and draws important lessons from Ecuador for Uganda in the conversion of waste to wealth. The oil industry is associated with greenhouse gas emissions through AG flaring and other carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide emissions, with resulting implications for global warming....

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Publication date: 11 Jan 2017

Oil and Gas Local Content Development Strategy: The Keys to Success

In this policy brief we attempt to identify common factors in successful local Content strategies by comparing the experiences of countries that have achieved reasonable positive local content outcomes. To do so we looked at the experiences of seven Latin American and seven African countries....

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Publication date: 16 Apr 2016

Local Content Frameworks in the African Oil and Gas Sector: Lessons from Angola and Chad

This paper seeks to identify the main characteristics and outcomes of local content frameworks (LCFs) in African oil and gas producing countries. This research is based on the hypothesis that the more specific the LCFs, the better the outcomes. The study adopts a comparative case study approach based on experiences in seven African countries (Angola, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda) with aim of understanding the broader context and trends....

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Publication date: 02 Aug 2014

Local Content in Oil and Gas Sector: An Assessment of Uganda's Legal and Policy Regimes

This study is limited to legal, policy and institutional reviews of local content in the oil and gas industry in Uganda. It basically reviews the existing laws and policies as well as institutions to support local content and local content development in Uganda.....

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Publication date: 23 Jun 2011

Publish What You Pay: What a New U.S. Law Means for Oil and Gas Governance in Uganda

This policy brief provides a description of the Dodd-Frank Act and its genesis (Section 2), followed by a discussion of the key debates and questions currently under review by the SEC and their relevance to Uganda's oil and gas sector (Section 3). The paper concludes with a series of recommendations for organizations in Uganda that are seeking to enhance transparency within the oil and gas sector.....

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Publication date: 05 May 2011

Understanding the Tax Dispute: Heritage, Tullow, and the Government of Uganda

The tax issue and the complications concerning the farm-down will, in all likelihood, only further delay any future licensing rounds for oil exploration in the country. In terms of political risk, Uganda-despite its attractiveness as a resource-endowed country-may remain dicey for investors because of the transactions surrounding these tax disputes. Arguably, both Tullow and the Government of Uganda made legally questionable deals in order to continue their partnership.....

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Publication date: 05 May 2011

Publish What You Pay: What a New U.S. Law Means for Oil and Gas Governance in Uganda

In July 2010, the United States government passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (hereafter referred to as the Dodd-Frank Act), a piece of legislation with enormous implications for Uganda's burgeoning oil and gas sector. The law contains a provision—Section 1504—that requires all extractives companies that trade on U.S. stock exchanges and file annual reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to publicly disclose payments they make to foreign governments for the commercial development of oil.....

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Publication date: 05 May 2011

Status of Uganda's Oil and Gas Legislation

Currently, the Government of Uganda is drafting several new bills related to the country's oil and gas sector-legislation that will eventually lay the foundation for the next chapter of Uganda's national petroleum program. The draft bills will further define and regulate the relationship between the government and the various oil companies currently operating in Uganda, while affecting the relationships between specific interest groups, from landowners and cultural representatives in the oil producing areas to members of the private sector.....

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Publication date: 05 May 2011

Corporate Bribery Laws in the U.S. And U.K.: What they mean for Uganda's Oil Sector

The United States government passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, a law with enormous implications for Uganda's nascent oil sector. Among other things, the law includes a "publish what you pay" component that requires all extractives companies that trade on U.S. stock exchanges and submit annual reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to disclose the payments they make to any government throughout the world for the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or minerals.....

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Publication date: 05 May 2011

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative: A Necessity for Uganda

The National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda, which the government finalized in 2008, explicitly directs the government to join the Initiative, and mentions it as a way to help "ensure collection of the right revenues and use them to create lasting value for the entire nation," and as a way of "ensuring development and harmonization of accounting standards in oil and gas activities." In October of 2011, Uganda's Parliament passed a resolution re-affirming the need to join EITI.....

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Publication date: 15 Nov 2009

Crafting an Oil Revenue-Sharing Mechanism for Uganda: A Comparative Analysis

This research was carried out in response to the indications that the necessary legal and institutional frameworks for management of oil revenues in Uganda are behind schedule. According to information from Ministry of Energy and Minerals Development in 2009, oil production was expected to begin in 2010 and on this basis, the research was hinged on the realization that preparations for oil revenue sharing are either clandestinely going on or not being undertaken altogether.....

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Publication date: 26 Apr 2006

Escaping the Oil Curse and Making Poverty History: A Review of the Oil and Gas Policy and Legal Framework for Uganda

This study makes a case that well managed oil resources like other natural resources will lead to socio-economic transformation and sustainable development of Uganda. The work on oil governance has just started and this research paper opens up the need for further inquiry and debate for deeper understanding of the oil governance....

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