Botswana

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.

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Botswana Economic Outlook

Real GDP growth was an estimated 4.2% in 2018, up from 2.4% in 2017, boosted largely by the recovery in mining and broad-based expansion of nonmining activities. The growth in mineral production was driven mainly by favorable global trading conditions and the commencement of operations at the Damtshaa Mine in January 2018. The nonmining expansion was driven largely by continuing accommodative fiscal and monetary policies, as well as recovery in downstream diamond industries. 

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Key Facts

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Capital: Gaborone
Area: 582,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 2.3 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 11.5 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 6,510
Inflation Rate: 3.51%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 23.60%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 108
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.698
Membership Date: 31/03/1972
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 1.6 Billion

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Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office

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

Tel: +27 12 003 6900

Mr Kapil Kapoor, Director General

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