Botswana

Botswana Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Botswana Land Reform and Rural Tranformation Overview

Increased globalisation and unpredictable weather patterns have left many rural livelihoods more exposed to external shocks. Agricultural-based rural livelihoods are typically under-resourced, have low productivity and are the most affected by climate change.

Botswana Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Botswana Land Reform and Rural Transformation Overview

Increased globalisation and unpredictable weather patterns have left many rural livelihoods more exposed to external shocks. Agricultural-based rural livelihoods are typically under-resourced, have low productivity and are the most affected by climate change. Unpredictable weather patterns, coupled with weak market Read More

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Batswana Growth

Impact of Political Uncertainty on Batswana Growth

This September 2017 PESA Editorial focuses on political uncertainty and its impact on economic growth in Botswana. The issue looks at: what is the current political economy context in SADC? what is the source of uncertainty? what is the historical context behind the uncertainties? what are the drivers and key role players in the SADC growth story?

The focus for this quarter (1Q2017/18) is slow economic growth i

Constraints on Botswana’s 2017 Growth

The SADC region experienced decline in growth rates in 2015 and 2016. When delivering his 2017/18 budget speech, Motswana Finance Minister, Kenneth Matambo, highlighted that the region is expected to record a real GDP growth rate of 3.1% in 2016, representing a decline of 0.4%, compared to 3.5% in 2015.

PESA Editorial - Botswana - 1Q2017/18

Impact of External Factors on Botswana

Botswana has extensive trade relations with multiple countries. The most prominent trade agreements are the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (IEPA) with the European Union, and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) trade agreement.

PESA Editorial - Botswana - 1Q2017/18

Impact of Slow Global Growth on Botswana

The economy of Botswana is largely dependent on the regional economy, particularly the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), and global demand from the EU. The impact of the 2015 drought, uncertainties in the geopolitical environment, weak commodity prices and subdued global growth are some of the challenges that the Botswana 2017/18 budget proposals are responding to.