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Mission and Vision 
BIDPA's Objectives

The BIDPA deed of trust sets out the objectives and functions of the Institute, which include:

  • To promote and conduct research, analysis and publication on development policy issues of relevance to Botswana and the Southern African region.
  • To monitor the performance of the Botswana economy and the management of public policy implementation, especially with regard to the implications for economic and social development.
  • To offer advice and consultancy services to agencies of Government and other clients under suitable contractual and other arrangements.
  • To provide technical and financial assistance, directly or indirectly, to individuals and organizations in Botswana as deemed desirable for purposes of facilitating policy analysis.
  • To assist professional training and public education of Botswana citizens in matters relating to policy analysis, and encourage collaboration between expatriates and local professionals in these matters in ways that build or augment national capacities for performance and understanding of policy analysis.
  • To employ staff members who will themselves, or jointly with other organizations or qualified people, carry out research, consultancy, training and education projects, including arrangement and management of contractual relationships designed to facilitate such activities by persons affiliated with the Institute.
  • To present or publish, as the case may be, the outcome of its policy analysis, orally or in writing, to individuals, organizations or the general public at large.
  • To mobilize and administer funds to be used for achievement of the objectives and performance of the functions of the Institute
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As part of the strategy development process BIDPA held a one-day strategy validation workshop for Board of Trustees and Board sub-committees’ members on 5th July 2018, in Kasane....Read more
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BIDPA ranks fourth best African Think Tank
The Think Tank has been steadily progressing positively over the past few years. In the 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, BIDPA ranked fifth, whilst in 2013, 2012 and 2011 the institute was ranked tenth, twelfth and twenty ninth respectively. ..Read more
BoB should tighten screws on banks – BIDPA
The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) has called on Bank of Botswana (BoB) to tighten the screws on commercial banks. In a recently released special briefing reviewing the bank charges in Botswana, BIDPA said as the regulator, the..Read more
Beef export competitiveness deteriorates – BIDPA study
Despite impressive performance at the beginning, Botswana has experienced declining beef export competitiveness since the mid 1970s, experts have observed. In a recent working paper titled ‘Export Competitiveness of Botswana’s Beef Industry’ published by ..Read more
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