Skip navigation

Economic & Sector Work :: Policy Note

Botswana : Skills for Competitiveness and Economic Growth

ACCREDITATION ACHIEVEMENT OF CHILDREN ACHIEVEMENT TESTS ADULT LITERACY APTITUDES BACKGROUND PAPERS BASIC EDUCATION BASIC EDUCATION SECTOR BASIC EDUCATION SYSTEM BASIC LITERACY BASIC READING CAREER CAREER EDUCATION CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE COGNITIVE SKILLS COLLEGES COMPETITIVE GLOBAL ECONOMY CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTINUOUS LEARNING COURSE OFFERINGS CURRICULA DEGREE PROGRAMS DEGREES EDUCATED UNEMPLOYMENT EDUCATION AUTHORITIES EDUCATION EXPERIENCE EDUCATION LEVEL EDUCATION POLICY EDUCATION PROGRAMS EDUCATION PROVIDERS EDUCATION QUALITY EDUCATION SERVICES EDUCATION STATISTICS EDUCATION SYSTEM EDUCATION SYSTEMS EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES EDUCATIONAL QUALITY EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT GROWTH FACULTIES FURTHER EDUCATION GENERAL EDUCATION GROSS ENROLLMENT GROSS ENROLLMENT RATE HIGHER EDUCATION HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTES HIGHLY EDUCATED PEOPLE HUMAN CAPITAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HUMAN RESOURCES ILLITERACY IMPROVING LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT INSTRUCTORS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INTERVENTIONS INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION JOB TRAINING KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY LABOR FORCE LABOR MARKET DEMAND LABOR MARKETS LEADERSHIP LEARNERS LEARNING LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL OF EDUCATION LEVELS OF EDUCATION LIFELONG LEARNING LITERACY LITERACY RATES LITERATURE LOCAL SCHOOLS LOWER LEVELS OF EDUCATION LOWER SECONDARY EDUCATION MATHEMATICS MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MOBILITY NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK NET ENROLLMENT NET ENROLLMENT RATE NUMBER OF STUDENTS NUMERACY OCCUPATIONS PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE POSTGRADUATE LEVEL PRIMARY LEVEL PRIMARY LOWER SECONDARY PRIMARY SCHOOL PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS PROBLEM SOLVING PROVINCIAL EDUCATION QUALITY ASSURANCE QUALITY LEARNING QUALITY OF EDUCATION READING RESEARCH INSTITUTE RETURNS TO EDUCATION RURAL AREAS SCHOOL LEVEL SCHOOLING SCHOOLS SCIENCE EDUCATION SCIENCE STUDY SECONDARY EDUCATION SECONDARY SCHOOL SKILLED LABOR SKILLED OCCUPATIONS SKILLED WORKERS SKILLED WORKFORCE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SKILLS REQUIREMENTS SKILLS TRAINING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT STUDENT ENROLLMENT STUDENT LEARNING STUDENT LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT STUDENT PERFORMANCE STUDENT PLACEMENT STUDENT SATISFACTION SUBJECT AREAS TEACHER TEACHER TRAINING TEACHER TRAINING INSTITUTES TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS TEACHING TECHNICAL COLLEGES TECHNICAL EDUCATION TECHNICAL INSTITUTES TECHNICAL SKILLS TECHNICAL TRAINING TELECOMMUNICATIONS TERTIARY EDUCATION TERTIARY EDUCATION SYSTEM TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS TERTIARY LEVEL TERTIARY SECTOR TEST SCORES TEXTBOOKS TRAINEES TRAINING CENTERS TRAINING COURSES TRAINING INSTITUTES TUTORS UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION UNIVERSITIES VOCATIONAL EDUCATION VOCATIONAL INSTITUTES VOCATIONAL SKILLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING VOCATIONAL TRAINING COURSES
56
0

Attachments [ 0 ]

There are no files associated with this item.

More Details

Washington, DC
Africa | Botswana
2015-01-05T17:50:26Z | 2015-01-05T17:50:26Z | 2014

Botswana has pursued prudent macroeconomic policies to manage the revenue streams from diamond exports. It is now an upper-middle-income country that outperforms other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa on key indicators of socioeconomic performance including education, health, and social services. The economic structure in Botswana has undergone changes in recent years, but these changes have not yet ended the countryapos;s reliance on diamond exports. Until recently, Botswana also had a telecommunications monopoly; other utilities are not always accessible at competitive terms. Looking at the lessons offered by successful economies that have grown rapidly in a short period of time, such as those in East Asia, it is clear that export-led industrialization policies contributed to their growth. These policies involve the state taking the lead in crafting and managing market institutions, building physical infrastructure to support industrialization, and minimizing coordination failure within the various segments of the economy. A well-educated and trained population with a wide spectrum of skills also played a vital supporting role in this growth in East Asia. This population had a sufficient skills base to absorb and assimilate technology (via foreign direct investment), operate equipment and infrastructure, and create effective organizations. The country faces significant challenges in transforming its human resources into a force that can drive total factor productivity improvements and, consequently, economic growth.

Comments

(Leave your comments here about this item.)

Item Analytics

Select desired time period