Oil and Development: local content and corporate power in Ghana
Hosted by Dr Pauline Destree
The discovery of oil often promises prosperity. But does oil bring about development? How do we measure the purported benefits of oil, and for whom? Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in the newly-established oil industry in Ghana, in this café, I will discuss the challenges of ‘localising’ the benefits of oil in a context of global petro-corporate power, and what this may mean for the development potential of oil – particularly for new producers at a time of energy transitions.