2 Policy options
In Session 3 you looked at the issue of local content development and the extent to which African countries could leverage benefits from the oil sector. The focus was on the case of Ghana, where, experts have suggested, progress on localisation has been quite slow, but it has only been 10 years since oil was discovered and developing such linkages takes time. Ghana was contrasted with Sudan which was discussed in Session 4; the ‘Sudanization’ of the oil sector was seen as more developed, though the Chinese had been in Sudan for over 20 years. Assessing Ghana’s progress also begs the question of what could be done to enhance the performance.
The following videos were filmed at the 4th Africa Oil Governance Summit that took place in Accra in October 2018, organised by the. Watch these two clips in which the interviewees reflect on what they think needs to be done, and make notes on what the interviewees see as the priorities for improving Ghana’s record of local content.
Transcript: Video 2: China’s Contribution to African Development
Transcript: Video 3: China’s Contribution to African Development
The 4th Africa Oil Governance Summit brought together speakers from across Africa and beyond. One of the key outputs was a short communique about local content development. A copy of the communique is available.