"This paper attempts to outline past and proposed future action plans undertaken by the government, the private sector and civil society to further citizen economic empowerment among the poor and other needy groups in Botswana. In particular, three different groups viz., remote area dwellers (RAD's), women and the youth are discussed here. These groups are considered to form the core of the needy population in Botswana. The paper will be organised such that for each group, there is first a brief situation analysis followed by an outline and review of past and future action plans. The final section acknowledges past efforts to address economic empowerment of the disadvantaged communities especially in the rural areas."