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Export Diversification and the Labour Market: Key Issues in Botswana

"This paper reviews a range of issues that affect the availability of and demand for competitively priced and appropriately trained labour for export businesses in Botswana. On the supply side, the focus is on the availability and costs of labour....

Prospects for Export Diversification in Botswana

"This study does not treat export diversification as an enclave issue that is somehow disconnected from the rest of the economy. For example, reform of Government monopolies in telecommunications and air travel is not a new issue. However, we pres...

Exchange Rates and Export Competitiveness Prepared for the World Bank Study on Export Diversification in Botswana

"The objective of the report is to provide an assessment of the role of the exchange rate in determining export competitiveness, as part of the broader Botswana Export Diversification Study. The report comprises three main sections: (i) Real and...

OSSREA Bulletin Vol 5 No 2

In this bulletin the workshop for Dissemination of PRSP Books is highlighted. This discussion is followed by four feature articles entitled as follows: 1) Regional Economic Integration: The Key to Africa’s Development in the 21st Century 2)Export ...

Constraints to the Development and Diversification of Non Traditional Exports in Uganda, 1981-90

"The foreign exchange cash-flow of Uganda has reached a crisis. Expenditure requiring foreign exchange is on the increase as the economy grows, while foreign exchange receipts have dwindled over the past four years from about US$400 million to a c...

Assessing Export Supply Constraints: Methodology, Data, Measurement

"This paper develops a research framework to assess the constraints to export supply in low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It begins with a review of theory and evidence on export development in low- income countries in section 2. It then...

Potentials for Diversifying Nigeria's Non-Oil Exports to Non-Traditional Markets

"This study seeks to identify ways in which Nigeria can improve her export performance. The specific objectives of the study are: to identify new markets to target within the context of Nigeria’s export diversification policy; to identify product...

Export Diversification and Infrastructure: The cost of Utilities for Business

"This policy brief focuses on the role of infrastructure and, in particular, the cost of utilities and their impact on export growth and diversification. Infrastructure services such as telecommunications, power and water are backbone services in ...

Trade Facilitation and Export Diversification in Botswana Part 2

"This brief reviews the contribution that transportation makes to trade facilitation in Botswana. As a landlocked export driven economy, efficient transport and transit procedures are important to support competitiveness and export growth. Transpo...

Trade Facilitation and Export Diversification In Botswana Part 1: Customs and Border Procedures

"This Policy Brief focuses on customs and border procedures in Botswana and their role on export diversification initiatives. Customs is at the centre of trade facilitation because it is where the majority of administrative and procedural requirem...

Export Diversification: Is it Really Necessary for Botswana?

" The main objective of this policy brief is to explore the reasons why Botswana continues to pursue the export diversification strategy in spite of its limited success over the years. This policy brief will summarize the reasons advanced by the s...

The Birth, Death and Survival of Exports in Zambia 1999 - 2011

"This paper deals with the dynamics of Zambia’s export performance, analyzing the birth, death and persistence of exporting in various products and destinations. We use a framework that has recently proliferated in international trade to decompose...

Determinants of Export Commodity Concentration and Trade Dynamics in Ethiopia

With this study, the direction of trade in Ethiopia was descriptively assessed, along with the construction of the appropriate concentration index. The paper has also attempted to estimate the major determinants of export concentration or export d...

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