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Botswana after diamonds: A study into the consequences and responses to the depletion of Botswana's diamonds
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The overall purpose of this study was to seek a path for the Botswana economy towards a future in which government revenues from taxation of the mining sector would be substituted, to the greatest possible extent, by revenues from other sources, as part o

Research Group
 International Trade and Finance

Date
  31th July 2015

Author
 Roman Grynberg; Margaret Sengwaketse; Masedi Motswapong

Keywords
  Botswana; Economic diversification

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The overall purpose of this study was to seek a path for the Botswana economy towards a future in which government revenues from taxation of the mining sector would be substituted, to the greatest possible extent, by revenues from other sources, as part of a continuing process of economic diversification. The study is in three parts: Minerals and energy exports, and revenue projections; The economy-wide consequences of declining diamond production in Botswana; and Export diversification policies for export success in Botswana.


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