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The Feasability of Mandatory Fortification of Cereals in Botswana

"The purpose of this publication is to examine the feasibility of mandatory fortification of cereals in Botswana. The rest of the publication is organised as follows. Chapter 2 briefly reviews existing literature on the state of malnutrition in Bo...

A Simple Formula for Forecasting the Botswana Urban Population Total

"The aim of the present paper is to establish a simple functional relationship linking urbanisation and economic growth. The paper consequently focuses on the interplay between developments in urban population and basic economic variables, with th...

Data Requirements and Methodologies for Multi Country Research

"This paper, presenting data and methodology for cooperation at national, regional and continental levels in research, discusses the need to consider possible constraints facing inidividual research institutions when making a move towards cooperat...

Policy Seminar on Competition, Productivity and Privatisation: Summary Report

"This report is a summary of proceedings and presentations during a policy seminar on "Competition, Productivity and Privatisation" organised by Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) and Botswana National Productivity Centre (...

Economic Development and the Water Situation in Southern Africa

"This paper aims at exploring the links between macroeconomics/economic development and the demand /supply balance for water in Southern Africa. The authors starts by briefly describing the water situation in Southern Africa and then consider the ...

Diversification in Botswana's Agricultural Sector: Issues, Prospects and Challenges

"The objective of this paper was to provide background information for in depth studies on diversification in Botswana's agricultural sector. The paper indicates that agriculture has declined in relative economic importance since independence in 1...

Botswana Financial Services

"The objective of the review was to provide a comprehensive overview of the current financial sector environment. To achieve this, an evaluation of the financial sector was undertaken. The evaluation centred around market access policies, particul...

A Study of the Potential Economic Effects of AIDS Some Preliminary Thoughts

"Given the current high rate of HIV/AIDS infection in Botswana, there seems a need to analyse its economic impact. This paper attempts to present some thoughts related to such a project. It should be understood, however, that the ideas presented ...

Poverty Assessment and Poverty Alleviation in Botswana

"This paper examines the nature and extent of poverty using the Household Income and Expenditure Survey 1984/85 and 1993/94 and goes on to give a synoptic view of Government's poverty alleviation strategies in which six policies and programs are r...

Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Botswana: Their Characteristics, Sources of Finance and Problems

"The study analyses the characteristics of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Botswana, highlighting educational background of owners and exposure to business related training, geographic location of enterprises, premises of operation, age of e...

"To Privatise" What is & How ?

"This paper draws on lessons of experience and existing knowledge on privatisation. Briefly addressing the main issues and describing how the privatisation process can be planned and implemented successfully. Privatisation is first defined, leadin...

Development of Resources and Physical Infrastructure Possibilities for Mutually Beneficial Cooperation Between Southern Africa and Eastern Asia

"The task before this group is to examine the similarities and dissimilarities in Eastern Asian and Southern African development experiences and indicate what possibilities exist for mutually beneficial cooperation. The cooperation here is in the ...

Monitoring Economic Integration in SADC, 2006/2007: Overlapping Memberships of Regional Economic Arrangements and EPA Configurations in Southern Africa

"The 2006-2007 version of Monitoring SADC has focused primarily on overlapping memberships within Southern Africa. Both in the context of regional integration blocks and within the framework of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA's)that are being...

SADC and Donors - Ideals and Practices From Gaborone to Paris and Back

"This report sets out to take stock of the current relations between SADC and its international co-operating partners (ICPs) - the foreign donor agencies providing support and assistance to the institution and its programme of action. It identifie...

Fiscal Transparency and Participation in Botswana's Budgetary Process

"The major objective of this proposal is to look at the budgetary process in Botswana in order to assess how that process fits into the new governance paradigm that encourages transparency and participation. A great part of this new approach to go...

Empowering the Poor and other Disadvantaged Groups

"This paper attempts to outline past and proposed future action plans undertaken by the government, the private sector and civil society to further citizen economic empowerment among the poor and other needy groups in Botswana. In particular, thre...

Report on the SADC HIV/AIDS and Governance Case Studies: Botswana

"The report examines the local governments activities, policies, structures and strategies of responding to the HIV/AIDS challenge as well as capacity constraints therein. The aims of the study are to assess (i)the impact of HIV/AIDS on the local ...

Measuring and Monitoring Progress towards good Governance in Africa: The African Governance Report II (AGRII)

"The overall objective of the governance project is to monitor the progress of African states towards good governance. The objectives therefore are to monitor the country's progress towards good governance, through examination of political represe...

The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Botswana's Beef and Maize Sectors

"This paper seeks to identify the extent to which market distortions have occurred in the beef and maize sub-sectors in Botswana. The paper further analyses the possible effects of liberalization on these two sub-sectors in terms of who is likely...

Annual Report 2007

"In this report an objective assessment of the Institute's performance during the year under review was given and the general picture is very encouraging in that the overall performance of BIDPA in policy analysis and research services continues t...

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