"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 grow. Not only has the volume of output increased, but the quality of its overall output has substantially improved. The mandate of the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis is defined by five project components: institutional capacity building, economic research and policy analysis, professional training through fellowships and in-service training, networking and public education and dissemination and publication."