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

  • The economy recovered in 2016 to 2.9%, driven by the rebound in the global diamond market.
  • Growth prospects remain favourable but crucially depend on continued rebound in the global diamond market, improved reliability in electricity and water supply, as well as reforms.
  • Reducing vulnerability to adverse shocks will require accelerating the pace of reforms aimed at enhancing competitiveness and improving the business climate to promote industrialisation and entrepreneurship.

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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