"In 2014 the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis continued to contribute to the country’s socio-economic development space. Over the years BIDPA has consolidated its position as a recognised think tank, and this was yet another year of success as the Institute remains focused in producing quality research, policy advice and promoting debate around developmental issues.’ Among other activities, BIDPA co-hosted a conference on Diamonds and Sustainable Development and it disseminated findings of a study on the consequences of, and responses to the depletion of the Botswana diamond reserves to stakeholders. The newsletter then highlights BIDPA projects for 2014 and latest publications."