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The groundwork for the development of the National Productivity and Competitiveness policy gets under way

The groundwork for the development of the National Productivity and Competitiveness policy gets under way

The groundwork for the development of the National Productivity and Competitiveness policy has begun with a series of consultative workshops across the country with the first being held in Kasane. Participants have been drawn from the private sector, government, labour, local authorities, faith-based organizations etc. The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, (BIDPA) has been tasked by the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs to conduct a situation analysis of the productivity and competitiveness in Botswana. The findings of [...]

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BIDPA Capacitates the Media

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, (BIDPA) recently held a media workshop to sensitize the media on; The role of evidence in policy making. Officially opening the workshop, Deputy Governor of Bank of Botswana who is also the Chairperson of the Research Committee for the BIDPA Board of Trustees Dr Kealeboga Masalila said BIDPA recognises the important function and relevance of the media as active participants in the policy making process. He said it should be recognised that the media is [...]

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BIDPA congratulates Dr Lekobane

THESIS: Multidimensional Poverty in Botswana: Leaving no one behind The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) congratulates its recent graduate Dr Khaufelo Raymond Lekobane. Dr Lekobane obtained his PhD from the University of Sussex, Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in 2022. Dr Lekobane’s PhD thesis is titled ‘Multidimensional Poverty in Botswana: Leaving No One Behind’. The thesis aims at constructing the first individual-level multidimensional poverty index for Botswana to identify those left behind. The research also examines whether those [...]

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Signing Of An MOU Between BIDPA And KIPPRA

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, (BIDPA) and the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, (KIPPRA) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 30th March 2022. The major thrust of the MOU is to promote mutually beneficial cooperation between the two institutions who are both committed to undertaking policy analysis for social and economic development. The MOU seeks to promote cooperation in the following areas; undertaking joint policy relevant research projects, joint policy workshops to disseminate research [...]

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BIDPA congratulates Dr Mmopelwa and Dr Blackie

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) congratulates Dr David Mmopelwa, who was recently awarded a PhD Degree in Economics by the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. His thesis, under the supervision of Professors Oliver Morrissey and Trudy Owens, is titled “Essays on health and health care utilisation in Botswana”. Dr Mmopelwa joined BIDPA in 2004 as a Research Assistant after graduating with Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Botswana (UB). In 2006 he [...]

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BIDPA launches a study on Preconditions for Botswana’s Transition to a Knowledge Based Economy

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis has launched a study on the preconditions for Botswana’s transition to a Knowledge Based Economy, (KBE) The study is meant to take stock and reflect on Botswana’s journey towards transitioning to the KBE, assess the progress made so far in order to leapfrog towards the KBE, identify challenges and new opportunities emerging and develop a KBE strategy together with an implementation and monitoring framework as an effort to create our own national path [...]

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BIDPA briefs Ntlo ya Dikgosi

This week, BIDPA addressed the virtual Ntlo ya Dikgosi to share findings of a study titled; Social Impact Analysis of the Human-Wildlife conflict on Victims and their Families in Botswana. As custodians of natural resources in their territories and leaders of their communities, Dikgosi are important stakeholders and their voices will be critical in the review and formulation of future acts and policies to address human-wildlife conflicts. Addressing the house, BIDPA Sociologist and author Dr Israel R. Blackie said the [...]

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