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An Assessment of the Investment Climate in Botswana : Volume I, Main Report

ABSENTEEISM ACCESS TO BANK ACCESS TO CREDIT ACCESS TO FINANCE ACCOUNTING ADVISORY SERVICE BANK ACCOUNT BANK CREDIT BANK FINANCING BANK LOANS BANK OF BOTSWANA BANKING CRISIS BANKING SECTOR BANKS CALCULATION CAPITAL ALLOCATION COLLATERAL COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS COMMERCIAL BANKS COMPETITORS CONTRIBUTIONS CORPORATE INCOME TAXES CORPORATE TAX RATE CORPORATION CORRUPTION COST OF CAPITAL COST OF LABOR COUNTRY COMPARISONS CREDIT BANK CREDIT INCREASE CREDIT PRODUCTS CURRENCY CURRENCY BASKET CURRICULUM DEPRECIATION DEVALUATION DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPMENT BANK DIRECT COSTS DISCRIMINATION DIVERSIFICATION DOMESTIC MARKET DOMESTIC MARKETS EARNINGS ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT ECONOMIC SUCCESS EDUCATION LEVELS EMPLOYMENT ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT EQUIPMENT EXCHANGE RATE EXCHANGE RATE INSTABILITY EXCHANGE RATES EXPENDITURES EXPORT PERFORMANCE EXPORTER EXPORTERS EXTREME POVERTY FAMILY MEMBERS FEMALE WORKERS FINANCES FINANCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCIAL MARKETS FINANCIAL SERVICE FINANCIAL SERVICE CENTERS FINANCIAL SERVICES FINANCIAL SOPHISTICATION FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FIRM PERFORMANCE FISCAL POLICY FIXED COSTS FOREIGN COMPANY FOREIGN INVESTMENT GOVERNMENT ACCOUNT GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION GOVERNMENT REVENUE HUMAN CAPITAL INCOME INCOME TAX INCOME TAXES INDICATORS OF ACCESS INFLATION INFLATIONARY PRESSURES INTEREST RATES INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS INTERNATIONAL FINANCE INTERNATIONAL MARKETS INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS INTERNATIONAL TRADE INVESTMENT CLIMATE INVESTMENT CLIMATE ASSESSMENT INVESTMENT CLIMATE ASSESSMENTS INVESTMENT CLIMATES LABOR COSTS LABOR FORCE LABOR MARKET LAND ADMINISTRATION LAND MARKET LAND OWNERSHIP LARGE ENTERPRISES LARGE FIRMS LATIN AMERICAN LEVELS OF ACCESS LICENSING LINE OF CREDIT LINES OF CREDIT LOAN LOAN APPLICATION LOAN APPLICATIONS LOAN MATURITY LONG-TERM FINANCE LONG-TERM INVESTMENT LOW INCOME LOW-INCOME MACROECONOMIC INSTABILITY MACROECONOMIC MANAGEMENT MACROECONOMICS MANUFACTURERS MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES MARKET DEVELOPMENT MICROENTERPRISES MONETARY FUND MONETARY FUNDS MOVABLE ASSETS NATURAL RESOURCES OIL PRICES OPEN ECONOMY OVERDRAFT OVERDRAFT FACILITIES OVERDRAFT FACILITY OVERDRAFTS PARENT COMPANIES POLITICAL ECONOMY PRIVATE BANKS PRIVATE COMMERCIAL BANKS PRIVATE CREDIT PRIVATE INVESTMENT PRIVATE LOAN PRODUCTIVITY PROFITABILITY PROPERTY RIGHTS PROSPERITY PUBLIC FINANCES PURCHASES RAPID GROWTH REGRESSION ANALYSIS REGULATORY POLICIES RETAINED EARNINGS RETURNS RULE OF LAW SALES SEES SENIOR SIZE OF FIRM SIZE OF FIRMS SKILLED WORKERS SMALL ENTERPRISE SMALL ENTERPRISES SMALL FIRMS SMALLER ENTERPRISES SMALLER FIRMS SOURCE OF FUNDS SOURCE OF INFORMATION STATE BANKS STATE LOANS STATISTICAL ANALYSIS STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA SUPPLIERS TAX ADMINISTRATION TAX CODE TAX COMPLIANCE TAX RATE TAX RATES TAX TREATMENT TAXATION TECHNOLOGY DIFFUSION THE GAMBIA TRADE CREDIT TRAINING PROGRAMS UNFAIR COMPETITION UNION URBAN AREAS WAGE WAGE COSTS WAGES WORKING CAPITAL
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Washington, DC
Africa | Botswana
2012-06-05T14:32:12Z | 2012-06-05T14:32:12Z | 2007-06

The objective of the Botswana Investment Climate Assessment (ICA) is to evaluate the investment climate in Botswana in all its operational dimensions and promote policies to strengthen the private sector. The investment climate is made up of the many location specific factors that shape the opportunities and incentives for firms to invest productively, create jobs, and expand. These factors include macroeconomic and regulatory policies; the security of property rights and the rule of law; and the quality of supporting institutions such as physical and financial infrastructure. The main sources of information for the ICA are two firm-level surveys. The first survey covered Small, Medium, and Large Enterprises (SMLEs) with five or more employees in retail trade, manufacturing, and other services. The second covered micro enterprise with fewer than five employees in the same sectors. Information from the survey is supplemented with information from other sources, including the doing business report; analytical reports by the World Bank, the international monetary fund, other international organizations and the Government of Botswana; and academic papers and reports. Although the analysis in this report suggests that there are some areas where the investment climate might be improved, it is important to note none of these problems with the possible exception of worker skills appear to be particularly debilitating. This suggests that other factors are probably also playing a role. One such factor is likely to be the small size (in terms of population) and remoteness of the economy. Another factor is the effect that is the macroeconomic effects of the large mining economy has on the competitiveness of the rest of the economy. Improving living standards and cutting poverty depends on broad-based economic growth, which will only take place when firms improve worker productivity by investing in human and physical capital and technological capacity. But firms will only invest when the investment climate is favorable.

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