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31th July 2014

Gender and Political Representation in Botswana
The objective of this policy brief is to examine the factors influencing the level of participation of women in the electoral process in Botswana. It compares such participation with other Southern African jurisdictions ...Read more

27th September 2013

Effective Budget Oversight in Botswana: Role of the legislature and the Office of the Auditor General
The paper discusses the effectiveness of public budget oversight in Botswana. ...Read more

26th January 2012

Enhancing public budgeting transparency in Botswana: Why and how
This policy brief discusses the need to make Botswan\\\'s budget process more transparent. Transparent or open budgets both facilitate and support timely, relevant public access to budget information, enhancing citizen participation in the budgetary proce ...Read more

26th January 2012

Factors Affecting Botswana's Competitiveness
This brief note, therefore, examines Botswana\\\'s competitive position and implications in light of the ranks Botswana attained from the 2011/12 GCR and earlier years ...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
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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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