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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


BIDPA recognized as a center of excellence

BIDPA recognized as a Center of Excellence The Think Tanks Civil Societies Program of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania has recognized the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, (BIDPA) as a Center of Excellence having been ranked the top –think tank in Sub-Saharan Africa for three years, 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2020, the Program resolved to exclude any think tank that achieved top ranking in three consecutive years and instead recognize it as a Center of Excellence [...]


Hunhukwe primary school appreciates BIDPA support

Hunhukwe Primary School in the Kgalagadi District held its 2019 Performance Awards ceremony on the 26th of September. With support from the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, the school awarded excellent performers with incentives to encourage them to aim higher in the coming year and to motivate non-recipients to emulate them. The ceremony comprised of the following; Graduation of the Reception Class of 2019, Presentation of the Traditional Dance Trophy (Position 2 at the Nationals) and the Performance Awards.In [...]