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  • Q3 Newsletter | IMF issues annual assessment for Botswana

    Following a visit to Botswana from June 28 to July 11 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a report which praised certain policy choices that the government has made to date, but noted that economic growth has softened and cautioned that “the public-sector capital-deepening growth model has run its course.” Read more »

  • Q2 Newsletter | World Bank downgrades Botswana’s growth forecast

    The World Bank slightly downgraded its growth forecast for Botswana from 5.1% to 5% - still significantly above the IMF (4.1%) and Bank of Botswana (3.7%) forecasts. The decline may have been due to continued weakness in domestic demand, a factor in the Bank of Botswana’s decision to cut interest rates by five basis points. Read more »

  • Q1 Newsletter | Botswana changes immigration policy

    Last year Botswana implemented a “points based” immigration system which was designed to lend more objectivity to the immigration process by assigning points to applicants who were able to demonstrate that they had skills required in the Botswana labor market.  Read more »

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  • U.S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

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    Embassy Drive, Government Enclave, Gaborone, Botswana

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