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Public Sector Reforms

 

It is an established reality that prudent national public management of finance and the planning system has been the backbone of Botswana’s economic development success. Therefore, to maintain that progress and to adapt the system to the new challenges, it was necessary to continuously review public sector structures and processes, with a view to informing policies to reform the systems. The public sector reforms programme aims at improving the understanding of the origins and impacts of policies, including improvement of the efficiency of Government implementation of development policies and programmes.

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  • Omotoye, Marumo (Associated Printers, 2019-03)
    Several studies have argued that corruption has a greater impact on women than men and that increasing women’s representation in key decision-making positions has a positive effect in reducing corruption. However, limited ...
  • Khanie, Goitseone (Associated Printers, 2019-03)
    This study examines the prevalence of female participation in labour market activities and investigates the role played by education in this participation. Using the 2015/16 Botswana Multi Topic Household Survey data and ...
  • Samboma, Thabile A. (Associated Printers, 2019-03)
    detailed projects and programmes were initiated, with limited and often less developed state capacity to implement them. This study focuses on challenges of project implementation in Botswana’s tier of local government. ...
  • Omotoye, Marumo (Associated Printers, 2018-03)
    ABSTRACT People with disabilities (PWDs) are often subjected to economic and social exclusion. This paper assesses factors that contribute to, and/or hinder the implementation of Botswana’s national disability policy. ...
  • Phirinyane, Molefe B.; Madala, Naledi C. (Associated Printers, 2016-09)
    ABSTRACT The Government of Botswana has, and continues to promote local government as an instrument of decentralization and public participation for local level governance and service delivery. Local authorities (LAs) ...
  • Phirinyane, Molefe B. (Associated Printers, 2016-10)
    The use of technology in citizen participation has grown phenomenally in developed countries, but is emergent in most developing countries. Accessibility and the functionality of information and communication technology ...
  • Isaksen, Jan (BIDPA, 1999-06)
    This paper aims at exploring the links between macroeconomics / economic development and the demand/supply balance for water in Southern Africa.
  • Kaboyakgosi, Gape (BIDPA, 2000-03)
    The major objective of this proposal is to look at the budgetary process in Botswana in order to assess how that process fits into the new governance paradigm that encourages transparency and participation. A great part ...
  • Sesinyi, Magdaline (BIDPA, 1998-03)
    This paper gives a brief literature review on minimum wages and their possible effects on employment, with particular focus on the likely effects of minimum wage introduction in the two excluded sectors, namely the Domestic ...
  • Isaksen, Jan (BIDPA, 1997-03)
    This paper, presenting data and methodology for cooperation at national, regional and continental levels in research, discusses the need to consider possible constraints facing inidividual research institutions when making ...
  • Sesinyi, Magdeline (BIDPA, 1998)
    Gives a brief literature review on minimum wages and their possible effects on employment, with particular focus on the likely effects of minimum wage introduction on the two excluded sectors, namely the Domestic and ...
  • Gergis, Abdalla (BIDPA, 1996)
    The paper notes the challenge facing Botswana, giving particular attention to the changing role of the state and the need to adjust the regulatory environment. Recent economic developments in Botswana are discussed, as are ...
  • Kaboyakgosi, Gape (Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, 2011)
    This policy brief discusses the need to make Botswana’s budget process more transparent. Transparent or open budgets both facilitate and support timely, relevant public access to budget information, enhancing ...
  • Alexander, Karin; Kaboyakgosi, Gape (Idasa, 2012)
    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 ...
  • Phirinyane, Molefe B; Kaunda, Jonathan M; Kaboyakgosi, Gape; Salkin, Jay; Thupeng, Wilson; Batsetswe, Letsogile (Bay Publishing, 2006)
    The main objective of this study was to encourage and keep track of improvements in good governance in Botswana by monitoring and publicising progress or the lack thereof. The specific objectives were to: assess the level ...
  • Mooketsane, Keneilwe S (Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, 2014-06)
    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 ...
  • Marata, Keneilwe P (Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, 2013-09)
    This policy brief discusses the effectiveness of public budget oversight in Botswana. It assesses the roles of Parliament and the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) in budget oversight and makes recommendations on how to ...
  • Phirinyane, Molefe B (Light Books, 2013)
    This study on Elections and the Management of Diversity in Botswama was carried out as part of a wider study in several sub-Saharan Africa countries in 2011/12. This study is part of a broader project that seeks to measure ...
  • Kaboyakgosi, Gape; Mookodi, Lillian (Botswana Institute for Development Policy Institute, 2014-09)
    This paper analyses Botswana’s efforts at implementing the IRBM system. IRBM is a way of reforming public sectors through helping governments focus on proper, well-timed achievement of relevant goals and objectives. Such ...
  • Kaboyakgosi, Gape; Sengwaketse, Margaret; Balule, Tachilisa (Lightbooks, 2013-06)
    These case studies on the media, the legal profession, the retirement funds and construction industries, reveal insights about using regulation. In Botswana, regulation is highly state centred, largely mimics competition, ...

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