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24th February 2017

BIDPA Participates in National Golden Jubillee Celebrations
BIDPA is proud to have been involved in the country’s golden jubilee celebrations that were witnessed throughout the expanse of our nation during the course of the year. The celebrations culminated with multitudes gathering at the national stadium on In ...Read more

24th February 2017

BIDPA and FARNPAN Co-host Climate Smart Agriculture Workshop
The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) and the Food Agriculture, Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) co-hosted a workshop to facilitate policy dialogue on climate smart agriculture on the 8th November 2016. ...Read more

24th February 2017

National Vision 2036 Assignment Accomplished
The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis takes pride in having been involved in the development of new Vision 2036 for Botswana. ...Read more

24th February 2017

BIDPA participates in Africa Think Tank Conference
On behalf of BIDPA, Dr Margaret Sengwaketse attended the Africa 2016 Think Tank Conference held in Marrakesh, Morocco, during 2-4 May 2016. ...Read more

05th February 2016

BIDPA Among Top African Think Tanks in Global Index
The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) has been ranked fourth among African think tanks in the recently released 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index. ...Read more

12th October 2015

Finance Minister Visits BIDPA
The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis was honoured to be visited by the Minister of Finance and Development Planning Honourable Kenneth Mathambo on the 25th September 2015. ...Read more

15th July 2015

BIDPA in Team Building Retreat
BIDPA organized an Empowerment and Team Building workshop for all its employees during 18-19 June 2015, at the Oasis Lodge in the Tuli Block. By and large the workshop was an eye opener as it allowed staff a rare opportunity to introspect, interact, be ...Read more

30th June 2015

Dr Seleka Vice Chair of Policy Institutes Committee
BIDPA Executive Director, Dr Tebogo B. Seleka, was recently elected First Vice Chair of the Policy Institutes Committee (PIC) at the Committee\'s Fourth Consultative Forum held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during 9th April 2015. ...Read more

09th March 2015

Conference: Policies for Competitive Smallholder Livestock Production
The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) and the International Livestock Research Centre (ILRI) recently co-hosted an international conference on “Policies for Competitive Smallholder Livestock Production”. The conference was held du ...Read more

10th February 2015

Post-Diamond Study presented to stakeholders
The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis in conjunction with the Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry and Manpower (BOCCIM) held a stakeholder seminar last month in order to disseminate findings of a study on the consequences of, and ...Read more

02th September 2014

Conference: Are Diamonds there forever? – Prospect
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in cooperation with the Botswana Institute of Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) and the University of Botswana (UB) hosted a conference with the theme: \"Are Diamonds there forever? – Prospects of a sustainable D ...Read more

29th July 2014

US-Africa Relations Validation Workshop
Dr Grace Tabengwa and Mr Boikanyo Sekwati attended the US-Africa Relations Validation Workshop held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 18-19th July, 2014. Dr Tabengwa presented the key findings of the Southern Africa Position Paper. ...Read more

14th July 2014

BIDPA - FANRPAN Climate Smart Agriculture Workshop
The Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) in conjunction withthe Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) held a workshop on 9th July 2014, to share with stakeholders a draft Climate Smart Agriculture ...Read more

18th April 2014

BIDPA Presents Draft National Anti-Corruption Policy
BIDPA and the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) held a stakeholder similar to deliberate on the Draft National Anti-Corruption Policy. BIDPA was identified by the DCEC as the policy design and development consultant with funding from Uni ...Read more

08th October 2013

Book Launch - Industry Regulation in Botswana...
The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) held a seminar to launch a new book titled \"Industry Regulation in Botswana\". The Book has Dr Gape Kaboyakgosi, Dr Margaret Sengwaketse and Dr Tachilisa Balule as editors. The book is a coll ...Read more

30th August 2013

Water Pricing and Policy in Botswana
BIDPA recently hosted a breakfast seminar on Water Pricing and Policy at Gaborone Sun. The purpose of the seminar was to disseminate findings of a working paper on Water Pricing and Policy in Botswana by Professor Roman Grynberg and Ms Kedibonye Sekakela ...Read more

15th April 2013

BIDPA launches Open Budget Report
The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) was commissioned by the International Budget Partnership (IBP) to carry out a study on Budget Openness in Botswana. ...Read more

21th December 2012

The Future of Base Metal Beneficiation in Botswana
BIDPA recently co-hosted a workshop on the base metal beneficiation in Botswana with the Botswana Chamber of Mines at Phakalane Golf Estates. When officially opening the workshop, Permanent Secretary Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Ministry of Ener ...Read more

21th December 2012

Elections and the Management of Diversity in Botsw
Dr Molefe Phirinyane, a research fellow at BIDPA, presented findings of a study titled Elections and the Management of Diversity in Botswana at the Eighth African Governance Forum (AGF-VIII) held recently at the Gaborone International Conference Centre.Th ...Read more

21th December 2012

BIDPA Reviews Ipelegeng (Public Works) Program
BIDPA was commissioned by the government of Botswana, through the Ministry of Local Government (MLG), and the United Nations Children‟s Fund (UNICEF- Botswana) to conduct an evaluative study on the Public Works Programme commonly known as Ipelegeng. ...Read more

26th February 2012

BIDPA trains Non-State Actors on policy analysis
The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) was engaged by the Non-State Actors Capacity building programme to train Non-State Actors (NSAs) on issues of governance ...Read more

26th January 2012

BIDPA hosts ACBF Mid-Term Strategy Launch
BIDPA hosted a workshop organized by the African Capacity Building Foundation for the launch of the ACBF Strategic Medium Term Plan 2012-2016 in Gaborone on 25th August 2011 ...Read more


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BIDPA is proud to have been involved in the country’s golden jubilee celebrations that were witnessed throughout the expanse of our nation during the course of the year. The celebrations culminated with multitudes gathering at the national stadium on In...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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