Assessment of Development Results - Botswana

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The UNDP Assessment of Development Results (ADR) in Botswana covers the period from 2003 to 2008 and includes the period of the current United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and UNDP country programme. It focuses on effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability, which refer to the assessment of development results and programme-level analysis, as well as on relevance, responsiveness, equity and partnerships, which relate to strategic positioning and analysis at a strategic level. The UN contribution to the development of Botswana has a long history. The current priority areas of action are: achieving the MDGs and reducing human poverty; energy and environment for sustainable development; and responding to HIV/AIDS.



Country context

Botswana is a landlocked country of 582,000 square kilometres, about the same size as Kenya and France. It shares borders with Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia and Zambia. Much of the country is covered by the Kalahari Desert and only 5 percent of the land area is considered arable. Botswana is a relatively flat country with low rainfall and high temperatures. Due to the semi-arid climate, most rivers and streams in Botswana are non-perennial. With high temperatures and low rainfall, Botswana is susceptible to droughts adversely affecting the food and agricultural sectors of the country.


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