Botswana's Position Paper on Strategies for Poverty Alleviation Bringing the Regional Dimension of Economic Integration as a Strategy for Poverty Alleviation

"Poverty Reduction has been one of the strategies for Botswana's development since the country became independent in 1966. This paper reviews the empirical evidence on nature, extent and causes of poverty and its dynamics over time. It reviews and assesses the adequacy and effectiveness of public action to reduce poverty. The role of institutions in poverty reduction is also assessed. Particularly the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders. It also briefly examines the relationship between poverty reduction strategies and regional integration."