CAPTURING
THE
GAINS

economic and social upgrading
in global production networks



Capturing the Gains Briefing Notes 05

Economic and social upgrading in tourism global production networks: findings from Uganda

Michelle Christian and Francis Mwaura

Abstract

Capturing the Gains conducted research in Kampala and Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Researchers outlined the tourism global production network for Uganda and addressed whether economic upgrading occurred for tourism service providers and whether social upgrading followed for workers and tourism community members. The role of public governance policies and local, private initiatives – including trade union activity and firm-independent decisions – and labour market dynamics were key determining factors influencing upgrading.

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