Botswana Economic Outlook

  • Botswana’s GDP growth slowed down in 2014, reflecting modest overall growth in non-mining activities.
  • The fiscal position is projected to remain strong on account of higher mineral revenue and the government’s commitment to fiscal discipline.
  • Botswana’s growth prospects look promising, but downside risks emanating from a decline in global mineral prices, particularly for diamonds, remain elevated.

Botswana and the AfDB

Cooperation between the African Development Bank) and Botswana dates back to 1972. As of October 2012, the Bank had financed 50 operations (41 loan projects, seven institutional support operations, and two studies) valued at approximately US $2.1 billion. Bank-funded projects are primarily in the areas of infrastructure (power, transport, water and sanitation, communication), agriculture, finance and multi-sector.


Southern Africa Resource Center (SARC)

African Development Bank Group
339 Witch-Hazel Avenue
Highveld Ext. 78
Centurion, South Africa

Tel: +27 12 003 6900

Mr. Kennedy Mbekeani, Officer-in-Charge

Key Facts

Capital: Gaborone
Area: 582,000 sq km
Total Population 2013: 2.0 Million
Urban Population 2013: 62.95%
Female Population 2013: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 14.3 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2013: US$ 7,650
Inflation Rate: 6.08%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 23.56%
Human Development Index (rank / 187): 119
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.634
Membership Date: 31/03/1972
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2013): UA 1.5 Billion

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