- In 2012, Botswana’s economy was adversely affected by the global slowdown, which led to a decline in the country’s major export commodity, diamonds; real GDP registered lower growth at 5.8%; and short-term prospects indicated a further slowdown with growth expected to decelerate to 5.6% in 2013 and to 5.5% in 2014.
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 $2.1 billion. Bank-funded projects are primarily in the areas of infrastructure (power, transport, water and sanitation, communication), agriculture, finance and multi-sector.
|Area:||582,000 sq km|
|Total Population 2012:||2.1 Million|
|Urban Population 2012:||62.54%|
|Female Population 2012:||49.46%|
|GDP:||US$ 14.8 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2012:||US$ 7,480|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||23.00%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 187):||119|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||0.634|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2012):||UA 1.5 Billion|