OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Botswana 2014

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OECD's comprehensive review of investment policy in Botswana.  After an overview of the country, the review examines investment policy, investment promotion and facilitation as well as infrastructure in Botswana.



Executive summary

Starting in the late 1990s Botswana has made concerted efforts to attract FDI into export-oriented manufacturing and services, so as to reduce reliance on diamond exports and to diversify its supply-side capacities. Given that indications are that Botswana’s diamond mines will be depleted within the next 20 years, diversification is becoming indispensable to safeguard growth, development and fiscal sustainability. Today the reform efforts of the authorities are consolidated under the Economic Diversification Drive (EDD), which emphasises the critical role to be played by the private sector in stimulating balanced and sustainable growth.


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