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BIDPA Briefing 2nd Quarter 2001

In this BIDPA Briefing the Botswana inflation rate is analyzed. It has persistently remained below South African core inflation since the latter part of 2000. This trend could partly be explained by the reduction in domestic inflationary pressures...

BIDPA Briefing 2nd Quarter 2000

"In previous BIDPA Briefings, it was noted that the current boom has depended to a large extent on the high rate of increase in government spending. The continuation of the boom also largely depends, therefore, on whether or not the government in...

BIDPA Briefing 3rd Quarter 1999

"In this issue, the economic forecasts were extended out to the end of the year 2000. Obviously these are subject to much uncertainty and will be revised over time, but it is hoped that they will prove to be useful and informative. They mostly sho...

BIDPA Briefing 2nd Quarter 1999

"In the BIDPA Briefing for the first quarter of 1999, the real value of commercial bank lending actually fell during the early years of the boom. It only began to increase in real terms in 1998, and since then has been increasing very fast indee...

BIDPA Briefing 1st Quarter 1999

"The Botswana economy continues to show healthy growth across the board, driven by most of the major components of aggregate demand - government spending, consumer spending, and private investment. This continued high economic growth, which we est...

BIDPA Briefing 4th Quarter 1998

"As 1998 drew to a close, the Botswana economy finally felt the impact of the global economic slowdown, with a sharp drop in diamond exports in the fourth quarter of the year. However,this has so far had little impact outside of the mining sector,...

BIDPA Briefing 3rd Quarter 1998

"The global economic turmoil of recent months has so far not had a major effect on the Botswana economy. Despite tumbling stock markets all over the world, and the fear of global economic recession, the Botswana economy is performing well, particu...

Budget Briefing Analytical and Policy Perspective Special 2010/11

"In addition to discussing the outcomes of the 2010/11 budget, this Briefing highlights the implications of the proposed 2010/11 budget and its outcomes from an analytical and policy perspective. We highlight the challenges that the economy faces...

BIDPA Briefing Budget Briefing 2006/7

"This edition of the BIDPA Briefing discusses the 2006/07 budget speech. It attempts to establish whether the Budget Speech is growth promoting, which is a requirement for achieving the Budget theme. While it is concluded that the Budget is indeed...

BIDPA Briefing 2005/06 Budget Briefing

"The 2005/06 Budget that the Minister presented on 7 February 2005 was fashioned against the numerous challenges that were facing the nation, including, inter alia:the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the slower growth in GDP, the high and rising rate of unemp...

BIDPA Briefing 2004/05 Budget Briefing

"This special BIDPA Briefing takes a historical look at government budget performance, highlighting the changing fiscal outlook and its implications for future macroeconomic policies. The first part of the Briefing considers how revenue prospects ...

BIDPA Briefing The 2000 Botswana Budget

"Most of the changes announced in the 2000 Budget Speech were relatively minor. Of greater importance for the economy are the rates of increase of government spending, which continued at more than 20% in the current year. This follows similar incr...

Botswana’s Debt Sustainability : Tracking the Path

"The study focused on various GDP growth scenarios; second, different sources (publications)report various figures in relation to the used basic national data such as debt to GDP ratio, government deficits, monetary base, for instance. No attempt ...

Deepening Integration in Botswana - a Benchmark for the Region

"The basic objective of the study, is to provide a broad stock-taking of the status of the policy frameworks of Botswana, especially with respect to the targets set out in the Memorandum of Understanding on Macroeconomic Stability and Convergence,...

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...

Making Government Smaller and More Efficient: The Botswana Case

"The report assesses the role, scale and scope of government in Botswana; a maturing mineralled economy. It discusses the development problems commonly found in countries that receive large inflows of foreign exchange from exports of minerals. A m...

Food Security, Agricultural Policy & Environmental Interface: An African Perspective The Case of Botswana

"This paper begins with an outline of the Southern African region's background, then define food security in the region, and discuss food security issues in terms of macroeconomic and agricultural policy perspectives. In this paper, food security ...

BIDPA Annual Report 1998/1999

"1998/99 has been a year of particularly rapid expansion. Seven new staff members joined BIDPA. Among the highlights of the year one would also like to mention the general increase in activities related to international trade and finance. This is ...

Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis 2009

"This annual report seeks to demonstrate the extent to which project objectives have been achieved during the period. The report reviews changes in the Governance structures and funding of the Institute, as well as capacity building part of the pr...

Botswana's Debt Sustainability: A Brief Narrative

" This paper examines the financial and by extension the economic sustainability of the existing debt using non-technical analysis and a simplified narrative.The motivation of this note was to shed light on the extent to which one should worry ab...

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