Reviewing Uganda's Tourism Sector for Economic and Social Upgrading

Reviewing Uganda's Tourism Sector for Economic and Social Upgrading
In the tourism industry, the use of the sector's employment opportunities and its contribution to GDP as a measure of its performance may be deceptive as the sector is prone to domination by foreigners, resulting in financial 'leakages.' Global Production Network (GPN) analysis is becoming a popular analytical framework for understanding industries, such as tourism. This paper reviews literature on global production networks, with a focus on the tourism sector in Uganda. The main objective of the study is to establish the availability of information and identify existing information gaps in understanding Uganda's participation in the tourism GPN with respect to economic and social upgrading/downgrading. Information gaps were observed on levels of functional integration among tourism actors, impacts of tourism on employment and poverty among gender and social classes, and on factors likely to affect the trajectory for social and economic upgrading/downgrading for the tourism actors in Uganda.
Date: 2012-06-09
Author: Francis Mwaura & Solomon Ssekitoleko
File Name: Reviewing Ugandas Tourism for Economic and Social Upgrading - RS 91.pdf
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Created Date: 06-09-2012
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