There has recently been significant debate about Uganda’s double taxation treaties with countries like Mauritius and the Netherlands and the amount of revenue lost through these agreements. Much as this is an issue, there is an even deeper underlying problem. Countries around the world and especially resource rich African countries are grappling with the ever … Continue reading “Transfer Pricing Risk and the Extractive Industries: A Case Of Uganda”

Transfer pricing (TP) is an ever-growing concern for resource rich under-developed countries. The OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) and the BEPS (Base Erosion Profit Shifting) project have gone a long way in preparing guidelines and regulations that such countries can adopt in order to tackle this problem. African countries are losing over USD … Continue reading “Transfer Pricing (TP) Course held in Freetown Sierra Leone from 4th To 8th June, 2018.”

A number of fiscal regimes are applied in the Petroleum industry by different countries. It is difficult to evaluate one system over another as countries have specific conditions within them that favor one over another. Uganda as a country employs Production Sharing Agreements. Under these agreements, a company is licensed to undertake all risks involved … Continue reading “Real Time Cost Monitoring and Audit Under The Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) In Uganda’s Petroleum Sector”

Every year, mining, oil and gas companies pay hundreds of billions of dollars to governments around the world. However, many countries rich in natural resources fail to translate this resource wealth into economic growth. Between 2010 and 2015, we estimated that oil produced in developing countries alone amounted to about $1.55 trillion in government revenue. But … Continue reading “Watching Every Last Cent: New Tools for Monitoring Oil and Mineral Revenues”

A new resource from the World Bank’s Financial Integrity Unit is now available and could be of assistance to Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI) when conducting audits using the extractive-industries value chain.[1] The value chain describes the different steps of the development process, from discovery through extraction, to lasting value creation for society.[2] An important step in the … Continue reading “New World Bank Manual and other Resources could Increase Transparency in Extractive-Sector Licensing and Assist SAIs During Reviews”