"This brief note examines Botswana’s competitive position and implications in light of the rankings Botswana attained from the 2011/12 GCR and earlier years. The analysis provides a comparison of Botswana’s performance and those of other countries on the key pillars and core indicators that inform the overall rankings to identify areas where Botswana has strengths and weaknesses in as far as competitiveness is concerned. The indicators which impact adversely on Botswana’s competitiveness and the overall performance of the pillars are flagged so that they are given emphasis in the reforms and strategies to improve competitiveness. This should inform policy dialogue and strategic decision making with insight on areas that should form the agenda for strategic intervention to address factors that continue to undermine Botswana’s competitiveness."