Goitseone Khanie

Associate Researcher

Ms. Goitseone Khanie is an Industry and Private Sector Development Specialist (Associate
Researcher) at the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA). She obtained a
Master of Arts Degree in Economics (2014) and a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree in
Economics and Public Administration (2011) both from the University of Botswana. In order to
study for MA (Economics), she was awarded the Barclays-F. G. Mogae Scholarship in 2012.
This included attending elective courses at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, under the
Collaborative Master of Arts Programme (CMAP) of the African Economic Research
Consortium (AERC). Ms. Khanie specialises in Microeconomics, Industrial and/or Business
Economics, Corporate Finance & Investment and Public Sector Economics. Her research
interests lie primarily in Industrial Development and Private Sector Development, with particular
interest on Enterprise/SMME Development. Supplementary to her research areas are topics on
Financial Inclusion, Microfinance and Labour Market Participation. Prior to joining BIDPA in
February 2016, Ms. Khanie worked for the Department of Administration of Justice under the
Ministry of Defense, Justice and Security, for a period of 2 years.

Email : gkhanie@bidpa.bw

Unit : Trade, Industry and Private Sector Development


  1. Khanie, G., (2019). “Education and labor market activity of women: The Case of Botswana”. Journal of Labor and Society, Vol. 1, No. 22, pp. 791-805,
  2. Khanie, G., (2019). “Education and Female Labour Market Activity”. Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, Working Paper No. 61, May 2019.
  3. Khanie, G., (2018). “Impact of Internationalization on Firm Performance”. Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, Working Paper No. 58, August 2018.
  4. Khanie, G., (2018). “Financing SMEs in Botswana: Factors Influencing Access to Credit”. Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis. Working Paper No. 50, March 2018.
  5. Malope, P., Tshukudu, M., Gaetsewe, T., Khanie, G., Molefhi, K. and Mackenzie, L., (2018). “An Insight into the 2018/19 Budget for the Education Sector: Briefing Note”.Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis.
  6. Modisaemang, G., Narayana, N. and Nair, M.K.S., (2015), “Is External Debt a Threat to Botswana’s Economic Growth? An Empirical Enquiry”, International Journal of Economic Issues, Vol. 8, No. 1 (January-June, 2015), pp. 15-23.
  7. Nair, M.K.S., Narayana, N. and Modisaemang, G, (2014), “The Causality Between External Debt and Economic Growth in Botswana: A Vector Autoregressive (VAR) Approach”, Indian Journal of Environment and Development, Vo. 11, No. 1, (June 2014), pp. 19-41.


  1. Review and Revision of the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme for Botswana – January 2020 to present, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
  2. Assessment of Investment Opportunities within the Manufacturing Sector in Botswana – March 2019 to February 2020, Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA).
  3. Report of Alcohol Reduction Strategies: Based on National Stakeholder Consultations – January 2019 to February 2019, Ministry of Health and Wellness.
  4. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Citizen Economic Empowerment Policy and Development of Monitoring Tool – April 2017 to December 2017, Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB).
  5. Evaluation of the National Interventions against Alcohol Abuse in Botswana – January 2017 to October 2017, Ministry of Health and Wellness.
  6. Report on Botswana Climate Smart Agriculture, Policy Dialogue – November 2016, Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN).
  7. Review of the Revised National Incomes, Employment, Prices and Profits of 2005 – May 2016 to March 2017, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.