Pages

55 pages

Published

July 2017

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

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PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

 

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for Botswana’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Botswana’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Botswana’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Botswana? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Botswana’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Botswana’s economy rely on external trade?
  • How does economic freedom in Botswana compare to others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Botswana’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Botswana’s economy in?
  • What is the minimum wage in Botswana and how does it compare with others?
  • How competitive is Botswana?
  • How are Botswana’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Botswana?
  • How good is Botswana in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Botswana?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Botswana’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Botswana?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Botswana?
  • How is income distributed in Botswana and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Botswana?
  • How has quality of life in Botswana changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Botswana’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Botswana’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Botswana’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for Botswana’s economy in recent years?
  • What is the growth outlook for Botswana’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Botswana’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Botswana and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Botswana’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Botswana?
  • What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Botswana?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the currency performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for Botswana and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency