This series targets policy-makers in government, development partners, civil society organisations and the private sector, and explores the interplay between economic development and conflict in Uganda. Its purpose is to promote understanding of the political economy of Ugandan conflicts, and of the essential economic dimensions of peacebuilding.

Changing Fortunes

This report is Issue No. 3 of International Alert Uganda’s Investing in Peace briefing paper series. It also forms part of a wider comparative study on women’s political participation in countries emerging from conflict undertaken in the Great Lakes region by International Alert, together with the East African Sub-Regional Support Initiative for the Advancement of Women (EASSI).

Harnessing Oil for Peace and Development in Uganda

This second issue of International Alert, Uganda’s Investing in Peace briefing paper series reviews the current status of oil exploration, plans for production, and the policy environment for managing oil in Uganda. Its focus is on the potential for oil to trigger or exacerbate violent conflict in Uganda at different levels: national, local and cross-border with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Alert’s research suggests that conflict risks associated with oil have to date been overlooked.