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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 n…

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 good…

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, three …

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 go…

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 represent…

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 t…

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 to …

Competition, Productivity and Privatisation

"This report is a summary of proceedings and presentations during a policy seminar on "Competition, Productivity and Privatisation" organized by BIDPA and BNPC. The seminar provided a unique opportunity for Botswana public policy-makers and private …

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 muc…

The Impact of Government Support to Community AIDS Home-Based Care Delivery

"The objectives of this report is to explore the impact of Government support to community home-based care activities. The study also look at whether or not the Government has any mechanisms in place to monitor the impact of this kind of support in …

Proceedings of the 2009 FOPRISA Annual Conference

"This is the eighth and last of the FOPRISA research reports between the Norwegian MFA and BIDPA. The papers discuss the political and economic dimensions of regional cooperation and integration, and the monitoring of SADC. The papers in this volume…

Governance Assessment and Monitoring in Botswana

"Good governance is a major challenge to African States. The main objective of this study was to encourage and keep track of improvements in good governance in Botswana by monitoring and publicising progress, or the lack thereof. Specific objectives…

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 wi…

The Recent Financial Crisis : Some Reflections on its Likely Financial and Economic Effects on Botswana

"Part 1 explores the factors commonly cited as culprits for the global economic crisis, its effect on global financial and economic performance. Part 1 concludes by highlighting the likely core economic factors that might have contributed to the cri…

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 st…

Minimum Wages and Employment: Literature Review and Background on Minimum Wages in Botswana

"This paper gives a brief literature review on minimum wages and their possible effects on employment, with particular focus on the likely effects of minimum wage introduction in the two excluded sectors, namely the Domestic and Agricultural sectors…

The Long Term Impact of Structural Economic Change on Government Spending

"This paper explores the likely impact of diversification on government's revenue raising ability and hence on the magnitude of its overall role in the economy. It uses projections over a 20 year period to simulate possible scenarios for taxation an…

BIDPA Annual Report 2000/2001

"The period 2000-2001 was characterised by several events that reshaped the BIDPA's mandate and programmes in a profound way. First was the end of the African Capacity Building Phase I funding for BIDPA, which necessitated the Institute's inevitable…

Impact of HIV/AIDS and Options for Intervention Results of a Five Company Pilot Study

"The paper presents the results of a study of the impact of HIV/AIDS on a sample of five companies in Botswana. It shows that the impact to date has been small, as a result of the fact that the HIV epidemic in Botswana is recent, and has not yet dev…

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 economic…

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