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16th February 2016

Review of Bank Charges in Botswana
This BIDPA Briefing assesses the cost of banking in Botswana. It presents a range of comparative costs across Botswana’s commercial banks in 2014. This exercise involves examining a basic current/cheque account and the charges imposed by the commercial ba ...Read more

21th May 2015

BIDPA Budget Briefing 2015
The budget briefing note provides an assessment of the 2015/16 national (Botswana) budget allocations presented to the Parliament. ...Read more

23th April 2014

BIDPA Budget Briefing 2014
The budget briefing note provides an assessment of the 2014/15 national (Botswana) budget allocations presented to the Parliament. ...Read more

21th May 2012

Outsourcing - Competition - and Devaluation of Botswana Pula
This edition of the BIDPA Briefi ng discusses threebroad topics of Outsourcing, Competition within thecar dealership sector and the recent devaluation of thepula. ...Read more

21th May 2012

Signing of the interim economic partnership agreement
This BIDPA Brief will consider primarily the commercial considerations in the signing of the IEPA on the 4th June 2009 in Brussels, but these inevitably overlap with Botswana’s sovereign political interests. While the Brief considers the positions of ...Read more

21th May 2012

Rising global food prices: Causes and implications for Botswana
This Special BIDPA Briefing is motivated by the recurrent global price hikes in basic foodstuffs. The situation, which is commonly known as the global food crisis, is a cause for concern, given that Botswana is a net food importing country. ...Read more

21th May 2012

Sectoral performance of the economy - Botswana
This issue of the BIDPA Briefi ng discusses the sectoral performance of the economy during the decade to 2003/04. Mining and Government sectors posted strong growth rates. They accounted for 38 percent and 18 percent, respectively, of the total increa ...Read more

21th May 2012

Trends in Botswanas exports
This issue of BIDPA Briefing discusses the trends in Botswana’s exports for the period 1997 to 2001 using the latest available data disaggregated at the 4 digit level of the Harmonised System (HS4). ...Read more

21th May 2012

Review of Botswana economy - 1992/93 to 2003/04
This BIDPA Briefing issue looks at the annual performance of the economy over the period from 1992/93 to the first half of 2003/04. Over the period, there has been a gradual transformation in the structure of the economy. ...Read more

26th January 2012

Botswanas monetary policy: Time for a debate?
In this edition of the BIDPA briefing we look at the success of the Botswana's monetary policy as regards meeting the inflation objective ...Read more

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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
Front page news
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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