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Understanding China's Belt and Road Infrastructure Projects in Africa

This paper examines the implementation of BRI infrastructure projects in Africa in light of available information and concludes that African experiences with the BRI are quite heterogeneous. Some of the major borrowers have debt sustainability pr...

Determinants and Economic Impact of International Tourist Arrivals in Ghana

Given Ghana’s endowments such as attractive sites; more than 500km of beaches, and World Heritage forts and castles, tourism is seen as an important tool for promoting the socio-economic development in that it generates many economic benefits such...

Supporting Small Informal Businesses to Improve the Quality of Jobs in Africa

While the 1980s and 1990s were characterized as lost decades for Africa, the 2000s and 2010s saw the continent enjoying economic growth higher than many other developing parts of the world. A remarkable downside of this growth performance, however...

Breaking the Impasse: Effective Electoral Model for Somalia Elections 2020-21

Introducing a multiparty democracy in Somalia will be very beneficial. While there are valid concerns about the lack of political agreement over the electoral model and questions about the election timing and readiness, holding onto the old system...

The Role of Education System in Nurturing Youth in Leadership

SIDRA has conducted a short study on “the role of the education system in nurturing youth in leadership”. The study sought to highlight how the education system shapes the attitudes, knowledge, skills and competences of young people in leadership ...

Introduction de Réformes basées sur le Contexte: Adaptation d'un Outil d'évaluation des Performances de Gestion en Africa du Sud et en Ouganda

[This document is also available in English: Introducing Context based reforms: adaptation of management performance assessment tool in South Africa and Uganda] This brief argues that reforms implemented in these countries have not yielded optima...

Introducing Context Based Reforms: Adaptation of Management Performance Assessment Tool in South Africa and Uganda

The overarching purpose of this study was to explore the conditions under which specific institutional reforms are introduced in South Africa and Uganda through the case of the Management Performance Adaptation Tool (MPAT). In both countries, ther...

Impacts of Access to ICTs on Employment Status in Botswana

It is clear that technology has brought about significant changes in the livelihoods of people, creating new forms of employment and advancing the traditional forms of employment for individuals. Many countries continue to invest in Information an...

Youth Employment in Botswana: Comparative Analysis of 2009/10 and 2015/16

The study examines determinants of youth unemployment in Botswana by comparing two different datasets- (2009/10 Botswana Core Welfare Indicator Survey (BCWIS) and 2015/16 Botswana Multi-Topic Household Survey (BMTHS)). The main objective of the st...

The Impact of Business Regulatory Quality on Private Sector Investment in Botswana

A market-friendly regulatory environment is key for private sector investment. In this paper, we examine the impact of business regulatory quality on private sector investment in Botswana. The paper finds that the business regulatory environment s...

The Impact of Infrastructure on Economic Growth in Botswana

This paper determined how infrastructure stock impacts long-term economic growth in Botswana using the ARDL framework. The infrastructure variables considered in the study are the number of health facilities (proxy for healthcare infrastructure), ...

Education and Labour Market Activity of Women in Botswana

This study examines the prevalence of female participation in labour market activities and investigates the role played by education in this participation. Using the 2015/16 Botswana Multi Topic Household Survey data and a multinomial logit model,...

Consumption Inequality in Botswana: The Decomposition of the Gini Coefficient of Consumer Expenditures

This paper applies the Lerman and Yitzhaki (1985) inequality decomposition approach on food and non-food expenditures on the 2009/10 Botswana Core Welfare Indicator Survey; and the 2015/16 Multi Topic Indicator Survey datasets with an objective to...

Unemployment in the SADC Region

The objective of this study is to estimate the determinants of unemployment in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region using annual data from 2000 to 2016. Given the characteristic of the data, the study adopts Fixed Effect (FE) e...

The Impact of Macroeconomic Variables on Capital Market Development in Botswana’s Economy

The study examines the impact of macroeconomic variables on stock and bond markets development in Botswana using Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL)-Bounds Test. The results indicate that macroeconomic variables have an impact on capital market...

Gender and Corruption in Botswana: Perceptions, Participation and Considerations for Anti-Corruption Policy

This paper explores the gendered differences of perceived and actual participation in bureaucratic corruption in Botswana. By examining Afrobarometer data and undertaking a documentary analysis, the study finds that while levels of perceived corru...

Financial Inclusion and its Impact on Employment Creation in Botswana

The study examines the impact of financial inclusion on employment creation in Botswana using quarterly time series data for the period 2004-2016. Using Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) model, we find that availability of bank branches, owner...

Structural Transformation and Fiscal Policy in Botswana

This paper analyses impacts of fiscal policy on structural transformation in Botswana using structural vector autoregression (SVAR) model over the period of 1990 to 2015. The study uses an inclusive sustainable transformation (IST) index and gover...

Challenges of Project Implementation in Local Government: The Case of Francistown City Council and Kweneng District Council

Botswana is faced with many challenges of project implementation. Since independence detailed projects and programmes were initiated, with limited and often less developed state capacity to implement them. This study focuses on challenges of proje...

Protecting the Public or Politically Compromised? South Africa’s Anti-Corruption Bodies

The National Prosecuting Authority and the Public Protector were intended to operate in the interests of the law and good governance but have they, in fact, fulfilled this role? This report examines how the two institutions have operated in the co...

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