Investment Policy Review - Botswana

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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been the driving force in moving the economy of Botswana from that of a least developed country status to one of a middle-income country. The country aims to continue this rapid growth while at the same time diversifying its economy. This paper reveals how the government plans to develop national business development through citizen empowerment, while at the same continuing to seize opportunities to attract FDI. The following topics are covered in this report: Botswana's track record in attracting FDI, the investment framework for FDI in Botswana, the impact of FDI on Botswana's national development objectives, and proposed recommendations and conclusions with regard to FDI policy in that country.



Annex: Suvey of forelgn affiliates in Botswana

In the second half of 2001, UNCTAD and UNDP conducted a survey of foreign affiliates in Botswana to identify key investment determinants and strengths and weaknesses of the country's business environment, as perceived by foreign investors operating in Botswana. The survey was based on a mailed questionnaire and interviews with 29 small and medium-sized foreign affiliates, primarily in the manufacturing and services sectors. The survey response rate was around 50 per cent.


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