History and Evolution of Public Procurement Reforms in Uganda

  • Simeon Wanyama
Part of the Contemporary African Political Economy book series (CONTAPE)


This chapter discusses the history and evolution of public procurement in Uganda and presents a thorough review of the laws and regulations, audit and investigation reports, as well as the opinions of the practitioners about the relative success and failure of reform. Wanyama demonstrates that political interference and economic bilateralism between Uganda and China are shifting the preferential schemes from local to foreign companies rather than abolishing them as international discourse on competition would want it.


Public Procurement Restricted Procurement Procurement Process Political Independence Auditor General 
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Uganda’s laws and regulations

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simeon Wanyama
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  1. 1.Ugandan Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets AuthorityKampalaUganda

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