OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Botswana 2014

image of OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Botswana 2014

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.



Public governance for sound investment in Botswana

Botswana has undertaken significant effort in the field of public governance, and is upheld as a model and benchmark for many developing countries in this regard. To date Botswana has quite successfully avoided the “natural resource curse” at stake in its diamond revenue exploitation. Nonetheless corruption has become more of a concern since the early 1990s, with the emergence of several corruption scandals in the country. This chapter evaluates Botswana’s progress since then, in terms of developing a comprehensive anti-corruption framework guided by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC). Reforms along other dimensions of public governance, such as regulation of civil service performance within the Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM), public consultation, and co-ordination of the country’s regulatory framework for reducing administrative barriers to investment, are also described here. The regulatory frameworks for procurement and privatization, as overseen by PPADB and PEEPA, are also briefly reviewed in terms of their transparency and clarity – and further expanded upon in .


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error