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Botswana Country Risk Report

Botswana Country Risk Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports
Botswana Country Risk Report
Published Jul 23, 2015
39 pages — Published Jul 23, 2015
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The potential for political or social upheaval in Botswana is minimal in the coming year, despite ongoing energy shortages and a severe drought hitting the country in early ----. However, these factors, combined with long standing inequality and unemployment, will threaten the prevailing political landscape in the coming years. ...In addition, power imports from neighbouring South Africa have also been disrupted as the national power company � Eskom Holdings � implements rolling blackouts to counter electricity shortages at home. We expect efforts to resolve the water shortages will take hold by the end of the year, with a project to improve the piped water infrastructure from the north of the country fast-tracked for an October completion date, as well as the water corporation s plan to finish rehabilitation works on the Ramotswa boreholes by the end of November. Water from these boreholes will be blended with that from Gaborone Dam to further increase supply. ...In the next year, we expect the long ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) will overcome short-term challenges to stabil- ity and we do not forsee significant policy changes or unrest - Business Monitor International Ltd www.bmiresearch.com Botswana Q- ---- endemic inequality Hampers stability

...Despite Botswana s notable political and economic achievements since independence in ----, the country remains heavily reliant on diamonds both for economic growth and for maintaining social stability via an extensive system of welfare payments. Attempts to diversify the economy over the last few decades have largely failed, limiting job growth and creating a culture of dependency. ...While the ruling BDP has seen its support steadily eroded over the last few decades, it continues to dominate the political landscape. President Ian Khama and his ruling BDP maintain their majority position in parliament following the general election in ----, and while the probability of a non-BDP government being elected in ---- is certainly higher, we believe that the BDP will be difficult to dislodge. The lack of credible opposition continues to be a major obstacle to political change and there have been numerous failed attempts by opposition parties at forming coalitions capable of challenging the BDP. ...The lack of credible opposition continues to be a major obstacle to political change and there have been numerous failed attempts by opposition parties at forming coalitions capable of challenging the BDP. Meanwhile the ruling party s vastly superior funding and strong influence over national media add to these obstacles.

...swot analysis strengths An established track record of prudent economic management. ...Landlocked and mostly arid, Botswana s options for economic diversification are limited. opportunities With political stability and good economic management, and a welcoming attitude towards foreign investors, the country presents many investment opportunities, particularly with the recent added impetus to the privatisation programme. As a highly valued member of regional organisations, if the business environment continues to improve Botswana will be an attractive base for companies seeking to invest in southern Africa. ...

  
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