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 [...]


Meet the newest member of our team

Dr Lesego Molapisi is an Economist with a specific interest in energy, extractives and environmental management. She completed her Ph.D. in 2018 from Southern Federal University in Russia and is the first African Candidate of Economic Sciences in her department. Dr Molapisi has participated in numerous policy advisory and academic initiatives in Botswana and abroad. She has published over 15 articles and monographs and has actively moderated and participated in multiple regional and global forums. Dr Molapisi has been previously [...]


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 [...]