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Tebogo B. Seleka
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  Executive Director

Email :   tseleka@bidpa.bw

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Areas of Expertise

Public Policy, Development Economics, International Trade Policy, and Production Economics

 

Tebogo Seleka is Executive Director at the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, the position he was held since September of 2010. Dr Seleka holds a PhD degree in Applied Economic and Management from Cornell University (USA), with specializations in public policy, applied economics and production economics. He also holds MSc and BSc degrees in Agricultural Economics, both from the Oklahoma State University (USA), where he majored in International Trade Policy and Marketing and Business. Previously, Dr Seleka worked for BIDPA as a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Incomes, Welfare and Poverty Unit. He has also worked for the Botswana College of Agriculture (University of Botswana) as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Agricultural Economics, Education and Extension. His research interests are on agricultural policy, international trade policy, poverty and social impact assessment, and social protection and welfare.

 

Education

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1996

M.S., Oklahoma State University, 1991

B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1988

 

Selected Journal Articles

  • Seleka, T. B. and K. R. Lekobane. Public Transfers and Participation Decisions in Botswana’s Subsistence Economy, Review of Development Economics (Wiley Online), 2016.  DOI: 10.1111/rode.12275.
  • Seleka, T. B. and P. G. Kebakile. Export Competiveness of Botswana’s Beef Industry, The International Trade Journal (Taylor & Francis), 2016. DOI: 10.1080/08853908.2016.1199982
  • Lekobane, K. R. and T. B. SELEKA. “Determinants of Household Welfare and Poverty in Botswana, 2002/03 and 2009/10”, Journal of Poverty. (Taylor & Francis). 2016. DOI: 10.1080/10875549.2016.1141381.
  • Mmopelwa, D. And T. B. Seleka, “Public Transfers and Communal Cattle Marketing Decisions: Empirical Evidence from Botswana”, Journal of Agribusiness, 30 (1) (2012): 87-106 (Ag Economics Association of Georgia, USA).
  • Seleka, T. B., J. Jackson, L. Batsetswe and P. Kebakile, “Small Scale Milling and the Feasibility of Mandatory Fortification of Sorghum and Maize Flour in Botswana”, Development Southern Africa, 28(4) (2011): 461-476 (Taylor & Francis). DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2011.605561
  •  Seleka, T. B., “Trade Liberalization, State Trader Management Tenure and Grain Pricing in Botswana”, Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing, 23 (2) (2011): 167-186 (Taylor & Francis). DOI: 10.1080/08974438.2011.558768
  • Seleka, T. B., Welfare Impacts of Import Controls on Botswana’s Horticulture, Agricultural Economics, 36 (2007): 305-311 (Wiley). DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-0862.2007.00208.x
  • Seleka, T. B., “The Performance of Botswana’s Traditional Arable Agriculture: Growth Rates and the Impact of the Accelerated Rainfed Arable Programme (ARAP)” Agricultural Economics, 20 (2) (1999): 121-133 (Elsevier). DOI:10.1016/S0169-5150(98)00084-X

 

Selected Monographs and Working Papers

  • Seleka, T. B. and P. G. Kebakile, 2015. Export Competitiveness of Botswana’s Beef Industry. BIDPA Working Paper 42, August 2015.
  • Lekobane, R. and T. B. Seleka, 2014. Determinants of Household Welfare and Poverty in Botswana, 2002/03 and 2009/10. BIDPA Working Paper 38, May 2014.
  • Seleka, T. B. and K. R. Lekobane, 2014. Public Transfers and Subsistence Producer Disincentives in Botswana. BIDPA Working Paper 37, March 2014.
  • Mmopelwa, D. and T. B. Seleka, 2011. Factors Underlying Cattle Marketing Decisions in Botswana: The Role of Public and Private Transfers.   BIDPA Working Paper 30, August 2011.
  • Lekobane, K. R. and T. B. Seleka, 2011. Do Public Transfers Discourage Farmer Participation in Subsistence Crop Production? Empirical Evidence from Botswana. BIDPA Working Paper 29, August 2011.
  • Seleka, T. B., P. M. Makepe,   P. Kebakile, L. Batsetswe, D. Mmopelwa and K. Mbaiwa and J. Jackson, 2008. The Feasibility of Mandatory Fortification of Cereals in Botswana. Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, Gaborone, 56pp. (Published by Lentswe La Lesedi for the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis).
  • Seleka, T. B., H. Siphambe, D. Ntseane, N. Mbere, C. Kerapeletswe and C. Sharp, 2007. Social Safety Nets in Botswana: Administration, Targeting and Sustainability. Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, Gaborone, 53pp. (Published by Lentswe La Lesedi for the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis).
  • Seleka, T. B., 2005. Challenges for Agricultural Diversification in Botswana under the Proposed SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement. BIDPA Working Paper 27, November 2005.
  • Seleka, T. B., 2005. Welfare Impacts of Import Controls in Botswana’s Horticulture. BIDPA Working Paper No. 26, June 2005.
  • Seleka, T. B., 2004. Diversification in Botswana’s Agricultural Sector: Issues, Prospects and Challenges. Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, Gaborone, Botswana. BIDPA Publication Series, 28pp. ISBN: 99912-65-25-2.
  • Rohrbach, D., Mupanda, K., and Seleka, T, 2000. Commercialization of Sorghum Milling in Botswana: Trends and Prospects, Working Paper Series no. 6: Socioeconomic and Policy Program, International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 24pp.
  • Seleka, T. B. and H. de Gorter, A Unique Measure of the Welfare Effects of Price Support Programs for Corn on Family-Farm Households by Size Distribution, Department of Agricultural, Resource and Managerial Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Working Paper, WP 96-14, October 1996, 25pp.
  • Tauer, L. W. and T. B. Seleka, Agricultural Diversity and Cash Receipt Variability for Individual States, Department of Agricultural Economics, Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca New York, A. E. Res. 93-6, June 1993, 40pp.
  • Seleka, T. B. and D. M. Henneberry, Cluster Analysis Techniques for Export Market Selection, Agricultural Experiment Station, Division of Agriculture, Oklahoma State University, Bulletin B-796, June 1991, 39pp.

 

Selected Projects

  • Team Member and Leader of the BIDPA team: Consultancy to review the national strategy for poverty reduction: Policies and Programmes for Economic Diversification, Employment and Poverty Reduction. Client: UNDP and Government of Botswana (Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. January 2010 – July 2010.
  • Team Leader: Consultancy to review the national strategy for poverty reduction: Social Protection Policy (Social Safety nets) for Poverty and Vulnerability Reduction. Client: UNDP and Government of Botswana (Ministry of Finance and Development Planning). December 2009 – July 2010.
  • Local Consultant and Leader of the BIDPA team: Consultancy for the Development of Botswana’s Social Development Policy. Client: UNICEF and Government of Botswana (Department of Social Services) and UNICEF. January 2010- May 2010.
  • Team Leader: Agricultural Sector Review. Client: Government of Botswana (Ministry of Agriculture)/African Development Bank. Study Period: July 2008- June 2009.
  • Team Leader: Evaluation and Review of NAMPAADD Phase II and Assessment of Proposed NAMPAADD Phase III Implementation Plan. Client: Government of Botswana (Ministry of Agriculture).   Study Period: October- November 2007.
  • Team Leader: Consultancy on the Review of the Existing Welfare Monitoring and Evaluation System. Client: United Nations Development Programme (Botswana)/ Government of Botswana (Ministry of Finance and Development Planning). Study period: July 2006 – December 2007.
  • Team Leader: Consultancy on the Review of Social Safety Nets. Client: Government of Botswana (Ministry of Finance and Development Planning). Study period: October 2005 – March 2006. 
  • Team Leader: Consultancy on the Viability and Long Term Development Strategy for the Livestock (Beef) Sub-Sector in Botswana. Client: Government of Botswana (Ministry of Finance and Development Planning). Study Period: July 2005 – March 2006.
  • Team Leader: The Implications of Mandatory Fortification of Cereal Products on the Food Industry in Botswana. Client: University of Botswana, Office of Research and Development (Project Funded by United States Agency for International Development and Commark Trust International). Study period: August 2005-May 2006.
  • Team member and leader of the BIDPA team: Disaggregated Measurement of Poverty in Botswana. Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP-Botswana) and Central Statistics Office. (Prepared jointly with UNDP- International Poverty Centre under the team led by Nanak Kakwani). Study Period: August 2004-September 2005.


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