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Development Strategies and Poverty Reduction In Botswana (Country case study: Botswana) (Draft)
This paper looks Botswana’s development strategies and policies, and assesses how they impacted poverty reduction in Botswana. The first section looks at economic growth and poverty. Given that a major way of reducing poverty in a sustainable way is through employment creation, it also analyses the trends in employment and unemployment, and the implications for poverty reduction. The next section looks at Botswana’s macroeconomic environment, which provides a broader context of the country’s poverty reduction strategies. In particular, the paper looks at monetary, fiscal, exchanges rate and foreign direct investment policies. Sections three and four analyse Botswana’s labour market policies and trade policies The last and concluding section provides an analysis of Botswana’s poverty by linking it to growth, particularly at whether Botswana’s economic growth has been pro-poor or not. The section also looks at challenges to poverty reduction in the future.