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Citizen Economic Empowerment in Botswana: Concepts and Principles

"This paper attempts to clarify the concepts and principles of citizen economic empowerment. Empowerment has been at the centre of a shift in thinking about economic development as a response to the failure of modernisation and trickle down econom...

Main Ingredients for a Public Private Sector Strategy for Private Sector Employment Creation in Botswana Prepared for the Fourth Sector Conference on Employment Creation, Francistown

"This paper deals with "a public private sector framework for employment creation". The paper sees a resumption of rapid economic growth through diversification and industrialisation as the most important contribution to the acceleration of employ...

Macroeconomic Policy and Trade Integration in Southern Africa: Industrial Strategy Project of the Development Policy Research Unit University of Cape Town: Regional Research Workshop 30-31 August 1999, Irene Country Lodge, Gauteng

"The underlying question in this paper is whether a SADC free trade area requires convergence in macroeconomic variables and policies in the member countries. This question applies both to the initial conditions for getting the free trade area sta...

BIDPA Annual Report 1999/2000

"The end of the financial year 1999/2000 marks the end of BIDPA's fifth year of operation. There has been an increase in the demand for BIDPA's services regionally, which is an indication that the Institute's reputation and visibility is gaining r...

Performance and Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises in Botswana

"Small and Medium Enterprises play a crucial role in achieving the industrial and economic development objectives of an economy. SME's play an important role in employment creation, especially for the unskilled and semi skilled. They also possess ...

BIDPA Briefing 2nd Quarter 2003

"This issue of the BIDPA Briefing gives a discussion of the bond market in Botswana. We note that the shortage of domestic high-return, low risk investment, especially for the Public Officers Pension Fund, is one of the reasons that led to the lau...

BIDPA Briefing 1st Quarter 2003

This issue of the BIDPA Briefing discusses the slow down of real GDP growth under the following headings: Review of the GDP Growth, 2001 Population and Housing Census, Pula Exchange Rate Appreciation Erodes Competitiveness, and includes a Table wi...

BIDPA Briefing 1st Quarter 2001

The issues discussed in this BIDPA Briefing are as follows: Prospects for Diamond Sales, Sovereign credit rating, Indicators of GDP growth: electricity sales, Indicators of GDP growth: credit and government spending, Real exchange rates and Employ...

BIDPA Briefing 4th Quarter 2000

The real rate of growth of non-mining GDP has definitely slowed, but current indications are for a soft landing. The economy's growth rate appears to have fallen.Part of the reason is that government spending growth was already slowing down in 199...

BIDPA Briefing 3rd Quarter 2000

Various indicators show that the rate of growth of GDP is slowing down: greater competition for construction contracts, together with a slowdown in rents and property prices; a slower rate of increase of electricity consumption and of notes in ci...

BIDPA Briefing 1st Quarter 2000

"As noted in the BIDPA Briefing on the 2000 Budget, the Government plans to reduce the rate of growth of government spending quite drastically. The budget estimates for 2000/01 show that government spending will increase by only 3%, compared with...

BIDPA Briefing 4th Quarter 1999

"The Botswana economy continues to grow rapidly. There is a possibility, however, that growth will slow down. According to NDP8, development spending should have been cut back in the current budget year, but was budgeted to increase substantially....

Citizen Economic Empowerment in Botswana: Concepts and Principles

"This paper attempts to clarify the concepts and principles of citizen economic empowerment. Empowerment has been at the centre of a shift in thinking about economic development as a response to the failure of modernisation and trickle down econom...

A National Trade Policy for Botswana: Zero Draft and Consultations

"Trade policy plays a key role in the flow of goods and services both within and between countries. The former is called domestic trade while the latter is called international trade. The focus of this study will be on international trade. Countri...

Exchange Rates and Export Competitiveness Prepared for the World Bank Study on Export Diversification in Botswana

"The objective of the report is to provide an assessment of the role of the exchange rate in determining export competitiveness, as part of the broader Botswana Export Diversification Study. The report comprises three main sections: (i) Real and...

Rising Global Food Prices: Causes and Implications for Botswana

"This Special BIDPA Briefing is motivated by the recurrent global price hikes in basic foodstuffs. The situation, which is commonly known as the “global food crisis”, is a cause for concern, given that Botswana is a net food importing country. One...

Industry Regulation in Botswana: Case Studies in Industry Governance, Implementation and Public Accountability

"In recent years the Government of Botswana has retreated in some form from direct production and provision of many goods and services in favour of achieving various policy goals through regulation. This book takes the view of regulation as a form...

Elections and the Management of Diversity in Botswana

"Good governance has come to be the prerequisite for foreign direct investment in developing countries. While the definition of good governance remains disputed, its fundamental elements are generally agreed. These include: free, fair and transpa...

2014/15 Botswana Government Budget: Briefing Note

"The budget briefing note provides an assessment of the 2014/15 national (Botswana) budget allocations presented to the Parliament. The main features are discussed with emphasis on the implications for the fiscal and growth strategy given the deve...

BIDPA Newsletter August 2015

"BIDPA Newsletter is produced by the BIDPA library and provides an update of research and consultancy projects, and other general activities. Over the years BIDPA has consolidated its position as a recognised think tank, and remains steadfast in ...

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