Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Deals in Ugandan Communities

In E. Osabuohien (Ed.), Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions (pp. 263-286). Hershey, 2015

26 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2015

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Evans Osabuohien

Covenant University

Ciliaka Millicent W. Gitau

University of Nairobi

Uchenna Efobi

Covenant University

Michael Bruentrup

Independent

Date Written: June 3, 2015

Abstract

Some of the factors that have been attributed to the global increase of Foreign Land Deals-FLDs include the three F's (food, fuel and finance) crises, and among others. However, most of the empirical evidences stem from the assessment of a broad set of countries. An analysis on the main determinants across host communities within a country presents specificity and closer reality. This study contributes by examining the community factors that could exert significant influence on determining whether or not a community receives FLDs in East African Community (EAC), focusing on Uganda. Uganda is an interesting case to investigate because the country is one of the destinations of FLDs in EAC apart from Kenya and Tanzania. Taking one step further, it investigates the possible implications of FLDs on the host communities in terms of improvement (or deterioration) on selected community outcome variables: the quality and services relating to education, road, water and health facilities.

Keywords: Communities; East African Community; Education; Health; Investors; Land deals; Uganda; Water

Suggested Citation

Osabuohien, Evans S. C. and Gitau, Ciliaka Millicent W. and Efobi, Uchenna and Bruentrup, Michael, Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Deals in Ugandan Communities (June 3, 2015). In E. Osabuohien (Ed.), Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions (pp. 263-286). Hershey, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2613793

Evans S. C. Osabuohien

Covenant University ( email )

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Ciliaka Millicent W. Gitau

University of Nairobi ( email )

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Nairobi
Kenya

Uchenna Efobi (Contact Author)

Covenant University ( email )

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Ota, Ogun State 234
Nigeria

Michael Bruentrup

Independent ( email )

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