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10th May 2016
Mmegi

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

29th April 2016
Mmegi

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

25th September 2015
Mmegi

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

11th July 2014
Mmegi

Human Capital Development Key to Foreign Direct Investment - BIDPA
A fiscal policy paper on the impact of shocks to human capital development among developing countries published by the Botswana Institute of Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) has identified human capital improvement as key to attainment of the Millenniu ...Read more

22th May 2014
Mmegi

Subsistence agriculture under threat - BIDPA
Botswana Institute of Development and Policy Analysis (BIDPA) has warned that the government food rations program targeting the needy, is discouraging subsistence agriculture and this has resulted with declining output from subsistence farming. In a st ...Read more

16th April 2014
Mmegi

Botswana to feel greater impact of synthetic diamonds
The Botswana Institute for Development and Policy Analysis (BIDPA) has indicated that Botswana will feel a greater impact of synthetic diamonds which are increasing in supply and expected to accumulate more than 30 percent of market for mined gem quality ...Read more

30th August 2012
Mmegi

Human capital development yields economic growth – BIDPA expert
Investing in the education and improvement of skills of Batswana yields economic growth and stability, says Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) Research Fellow, Dr Pelotshweu Moepeng. Speaking to The Telegraph on a range of issue ...Read more

10th May 2012
Mmegi

Ipelegeng addresses plight of poor
The Ipelegeng Programme is relevant to addressing the plight of the poor, says Dr Happy Fidzani, a consultant at Botswana Institute of Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA). ...Read more

11th December 2011
Mmegi

BIDPA worried about Botswana's deteriorating competitiveness
The Botswana Institute of Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) has expressed grave concern about the deterioration of Botswana\'s rankings in the 2011/12 Global Competitive Report of the World Economic Forum ...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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