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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, particula…

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 a…

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 g…

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 unemplo…

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 ar…

The Impact of Trading With China on Botswana's Economy

"The objective of this paper is to examine the impact of trading with China on Botswana’s domestic and third markets. The paper also assesses the structure and magnitude of Botswana-China bilateral trade. Botswana’s trade balance with China has been…

Walking a Tight Rope to Economic Recovery “Restoring Fiscal Fitness for Sustained Inclusive Growth and Development”

A clear link was established between the 2017 National Budget speech and the medium-term Economic Recovery Programme dubbed “Zambia Plus”. The budget, in this regard, will be as a key instrument for establishing a foundation for economic recovery …

Trop Haut Trop Vite, Trop Fort? L’envolée du Prix des Minerais et des Métaux en Question / Too High, too Fast, too Loud? Questioning the Soaring Prices of Minerals and Metals

The prices of metals -most notably industrial metals- have risen significantly since January 2016, in contrast with 2014 and 2015, which were difficult years. This trend is due to substantial improvements in market fundamentals, both for demand and …

Too high, too Fast, too Loud? Questioning the Soaring Prices of Minerals and Metals

The prices of metals -most notably industrial metals- have risen significantly since January 2016, in contrast with 2014 and 2015, which were difficult years. This trend is due to substantial improvements in market fundamentals, both for demand an…

From Lockdown to Thuma Mina: Impact of Economic Reform on South Africa’s Prospects

The COVID-19 crisis has shaken South Africa, and indeed the world, to its core. But addressing the nation on 21 April 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa sought to turn the crisis into an opportunity, promising ‘not merely to return our economy to where …

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