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A Fine Balance: Assessing the Quality of Governance in Botswana
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This is the inaugural Democracy Index for Botswana and is intended to set a benchmark for democracy to be measured against in the future

Research Group
 Public Sector Reforms

Date
  06th July 2013

Author
 Kaboyakgosi, Gape; Alexander, Karin (Eds)

Keywords
  Governance; Democracy

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Idasa developed the Democracy Index to assess the depth of democracy in South Africa. The research relies on expert analysis to answer a set of questions that interrogate how closely, in practice; democracy meets the broad ideal of self-representative government. Idasa is in the process of expanding the Index into Southern Africa in an effort to broaden the capacity of individuals and organisations monitoring and supporting democratic governance efforts in the sub-region. As the Idasa Democracy Index is tested in a range of Southern African countries, the tool will be enhanced and nationalised. The hope is that citizens of any country can use the Democracy Index to assess and debate the current state of its democracy. This is the inaugural Index for Botswana and is intended to set a benchmark for democracy to be measured against in the future.


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