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A Fine Balance: Assessing the Quality of Governance in Botswana

"This is the inaugural Democracy Index for Botswana and is intended to set a benchmark for democracy to be measured against in the future. It has several aims, the first of which is to set out evidence affirming Botswana’s credentials as a democra...

Botswana Social Protection Assessment

"The purpose of this assessment is to inform Botswana’s future social protection and labor strategy and policies and help to achieve the goals of Vision 2016. The assessment concentrates on social assistance programs as major reforms are already t...

BIDPA Annual Report 2013-2014

"This report covers research activities undertaken by the Institute through its five broad areas of Trade and International Economics; Macroeconomic Modeling and Forecasting; Microeconomics; Incomes, welfare and Poverty; and Public Sector Reforms....

Factors Underlying Communal Beef Cattle Marketing Decisions In Botswana: The Role Of Public And Private Transfers

"The paper examines factors underlying communal beef cattle marketing at a household level in Botswana, with emphasis placed on the role of public and private transfers. Results show that public and private transfers (pensions, remittances, govern...

Do Public Transfers Discourage Farmer Participation in Subsistence Crop Production? Empirical evidence from Botswana

"This paper analyzes the impact of public food and cash transfers on farmer participation in Botswana’s subsistence arable agriculture. The results indicate that publicly provided social pensions and food packages (rations) reduce the probability ...

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...

From Aid Effectiveness to Poverty Reduction Is Foreign Donor Support to SADC Improving?

"Five challenges are singled out as being particularly important in making the Windhoek Declaration an effective instrument in regional cooperation. Firstly one need to ensure that the SADC has ownership of donor funded initiatives. Secondly, the ...

BIDPA Annual Report 1996/97

"The events of BIDPA’s second year have underlined that our Institute is “coming of age”: Several projects come to their conclusion, most of them with good results. “BIDPA” has not yet become a household concept in Botswana, but is on the way to d...

Botswana's Position Paper on Strategies for Poverty Alleviation Bringing the Regional Dimension of Economic Integration as a Strategy for Poverty Alleviation

"Poverty Reduction has been one of the strategies for Botswana's development since the country became independent in 1966. This paper reviews the empirical evidence on nature, extent and causes of poverty and its dynamics over time. It reviews and...

BIDPA Annual Report 2003

"During 2002 a number of major consultancy projects, have been successfully completed. Significant progress was made with project activities, noticeably in trade and welfare and poverty related areas. The institute continued to have an influence o...

The Best Ten School Essays for Rural Development Policy Review Project 2000/2001

"The ten school essays included in this document were winners in the school essay competition. The competition was judged jointly by BIDPA and SIAPAC. There were ten cash prizes. The eleven winning essays are included in the document without any e...

BIDPA Annual Report 2001/2002

"While BIDPA continues to make progress in policy advice to both Government and private sectors, there are challenges that lie ahead in transforming the Botswana economy, particularly as Government strives to diversify the economy. The other chall...

BIDPA Annual Report 1995/96

"This is the first annual report from the Board of Trustees of the Botswana Institute of Development Policy Analysis. It covers the activities of the Institute from 7 March 1995 to 31 March 1996, the first year that BIDPA was active. The main task...

BIDPA Annual Report 2004/5

"One of the major issues that Government has been grappling with is the eradication of poverty and to reduce the scourge of HIV/AIDS. BIDPA shares the concern as it believes that eradicating poverty is a shared responsibility between government an...

A Revised Poverty Datum Line for Botswana Revised Poverty Datum Line Estimates for Botswana, for the Analysis of Househol Income and Expenditure Data for 1993/94 and 1985/86

"This paper is part of a larger study of poverty alleviation in Botswana, undertaken by BIDPA for the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. The paper presents revised estimates of the Poverty Datum Line (PDL) for Botswana, needed to analys...

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 ...

Ministry of Finance and Development Planning Study of Poverty and Poverty Alleviation in Botswana: Inception Report

"The paper contains a progress report and a work guide for the study of poverty and poverty alleviation in Botswana, conducted by BIDPA for the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. The first part which outlines the approach and methodolog...

Towards Political and Economic Integration in Southern Africa Proceedings of the 2007 FOPRISA Annual Conference

"The papers assembled in this volume were presented at the 2007 FOPRISA Annual Conference in Durban. The main purpose of this conference was to report on and discuss the research findings from activities undertaken from 2006 to 2007. This volume i...

The Role of Africa in the Global Economy: The Contribution of Regional Cooperation with Particular Reference to South Africa

"The paper discusses Africa's importance in the world economy. It asserts that Africa's importance has declined over the years. The decline coupled with extreme poverty in most of Africa calls for analysis of possible ways to reverse the negative...

Report on the Review of the Remote Area Development Programme (RADP)

"This assessment of the Remote Area Development Programme (RADP)identified problems of implementation and suggested ways of solving them.It attempted to clarify the issues that bear upon the attainment of programme goals; with particular emphasis...

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