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International Trade and Finance

 

The International Trade programme focus on Botswana’s trade arrangements with other countries, both regional and multilateral, and also addressed capacity building in trade negotiations, covering WTO, SADC and SACU issues. Botswana has depended on regional and multilateral trade for export diversification, and therefore it is always important that Botswana should position herself in the emerging new trade development landscape.

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  • Sengwaketse, Margaret; Maiketso, Johnson (Associated Printers, 2018-06)
    Infrastructure facilitates trade by reducing trade costs, that is, the costs of moving goods and services from an exporting country (place of production) to the importer (point of consumption). ...
  • Sekakela, Kedibonye (Associated Printers, 2019-03)
    A market-friendly regulatory environment is key for private sector investment. In this paper, we examine the impact of business regulatory quality on private sector investment in Botswana. The paper finds that the business ...
  • Khanie, Goitseone (Associated Printers, 2018-08)
    ABSTRACT Internationalization can affect a firm’s performance. This study determines how a firm’s engagement in international business activities affects its performance in Botswana. The study uses the Ordinary Least ...
  • Kebakile, Pinkie (BIDPA, 2008)
    This Special BIDPA Briefi ng is motivated by the recurrent global price hikes in basic foodstuffs. The situation, which is commonly known as the “global food crisis”, is a cause for concern, given that Botswana is a net ...
  • Tabengwa, Grace G.; Sekwati, Boikanyo (BIDPA, 2010)
    In addition to discussing the outcomes of the 2010/11 budget, this Briefing highlights the implications of the proposed 2010/11 budget and its outcomes from an analytical and policy perspective. We highlight the challenges ...
  • Tabengwa, Grace G. (Associated Printers, 2014)
    This budget briefing note provides an assessment of the key elements of the 2014/15 national budget allocations presented to Parliament on the 3rd February 2014. The main features are discussed with emphasis on the ...
  • Grynberg, Roman; Sengwaketse, Margaret; Motswapong, Masedi (Mmegi Publishing House, 2015-06)
    This book explores Botswana’s economic situation post the diamond era. The authors have through their research, established that within the foreseeable future the profitability of diamond mining will begin to decline and ...
  • Bennett, Ben; Chilume, Yvonne (BIDPA, 2007)
    The purpose of this research was to work towards the development of an intellectual property regime for indigenous plants (and potentially other natural resources) in Botswana that promotes investment in the development ...
  • Motswapong, Masedi; Grynberg, Roman (BIDPA, 2013)
    This paper considers the performance of the Textile and Clothing (TC) sector in Botswana and reviews various national and international incentive schemes aimed at developing TC exports.The analysis shows that domestic ...
  • Grynberg, Roman; Motswapong, Masedi (BIDPA, 2012)
    The South African Customs Union (SACU) Revenue Sharing Formula (RSF) has been revised substantively twice; once in 1969 and in 1994-2002 since the creation of the customs union in 1910 and each time the changes in the ...
  • Sengwaketse, Margaret (BIDPA, 2007)
  • Sentsho, Joel (BIDPA, 2006)
  • Sentsho, Joel (BIDPA, 2006)
  • Ndzinge-Anderson, Victoria (BIDPA, 2006)
  • Dumcombe, Richard (BIDPA, 1998)
    The paper analyses the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in small and medium enterprise (SME) development in Botswana. It outlines the economic and policy background to SME development, and presents ...
  • Jefferis, Keith; Okeahalam, Charles; Matome, Tebogo (BIDPA, 1999)
    Stock markets are taking on an increasingly prominent role in financial development, and many developing and transition economies are establishing stock markets as part of financial reform processes. In theory stock markets ...
  • Peloentle, Montle (BIDPA, 2002)
    The paper identifies products that have received substantial trade concessions as a result of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which would otherwise carry a tariff rate of 15% or more when exported to USA. ...
  • Harvey, Charles (BIDPA, 1997)
    The paper was written at the request of the Vice President and Minister of Finance and Development Planning. The paper notes that Africa's importance in the world economy has declined over the years and argues that this, ...
  • Fidzani, Novice H.; Makepe, P.; Tlhalefang, J. (BIDPA, 1997)
    The paper examines the Botswana beef and maize sectors in terms of structure, main activities and market distortions. The origins and sources of these distortions are analysed to determine how their removal would bear upon ...
  • Lisenda, Lisenda (BIDPA, 1997)
    Analyses the characteristics of small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) in Botswana, highlighting the educational background of owners and exposure to business related training, geographic location of enterprises, premises ...

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