OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Botswana 2014

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Published on December 10, 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.


Preface by Ministry of Trade and Industry, Government of Botswana
Preface by Mr. Rintaro Tamaki, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Overview of investment policy challenges and recommendations for Botswana
Investment policy in Botswana
Investment promotion and facilitation in Botswana
Public governance for sound investment in Botswana
Infrastructure Investment Framework in Botswana
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Starting in ‌‌2012, the government of Botswana, in partnership with the OECD and NEPAD, undertook a review of its investment policies to improve the business climate and attract more diversified investment. Diversification is becoming indispensable to safeguard the country's growth, development and fiscal sustainability.

The resulting Investment Policy Review illustrates Botswana's  progress in improving its investment climate over recent years. It highlights major initiatives and policy measures undertaken, as well as areas that need further reforms to attract more and better investment, both domestic and foreign.

The review also identifies several remaining challenges for the country and makes recommendations on policy options which can respond to these challenges.

The review is based on the OECD Policy Framework for Investment and undertaken within the framework of the NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative with support from the Government of Finland.



Policy Framework for Investment 
Country investment policy reviews
NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative
Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises