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Oil Extraction and the Potential for Domestic Instability in Uganda

:: by Nicole Bridge :: Game Changers

Abstract: The exportation of oil offers tremendous opportunities for Uganda. It also poses several risks to Uganda’s domestic security. Drawing on field research in Uganda, as well as archival research, this paper identifies three potential sources of domestic instability stemming from oil exportation: increased urbaniza-tion, unpredictability in tax revenue collection, and the formation of rebel groups. The paper concludes that government transparency is crucial in avoiding most of the pitfalls associated with oil extraction and makes several recommendations for improving transparency in Uganda.

This article explores the potential risks associated with oil development and exportation in Uganda. It ...