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dc.description.abstractDiamond extraction, fiscal discipline and sound management (good governance) have yielded positive socio economic dividends for Botswana. The extractive sector remains dominant and mining accounted for more than one quarter of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015. The heavy dependence on a diamond sector that is poorly integrated into the local economy remains a major economic challenge for Botswana. The promotion of mineral beneficiation and value addition in line with the Economic Diversification Drive is designed to strengthen domestic linkages and minimize the adverse impact of price fluctuations, as happened in 2009 during the economic meltdown and the resultant decline in the demand for and price of diamonds. Unemployment among youth, HIV/AIDS, poverty, the rise in non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular ailments, malaria, tuberculosis and inequality are major socioeconomic challenges. Water shortages and the electricity deficit continue to undermine industrial development and economic performance. Similarly, low rainfall in Botswana owing to climate change is a serious threat to food security and livelihoods.en
dc.titleCountry profile Botswana 2015en
ags.descriptionNotesIncludes bibliographical references.en
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababa:en
ags.publisherNameUN. ECA,en
dc.coverage.spatialBOTSWANA
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-16T14:35:43Z
dc.date.available2016-05-16T14:35:43Z
dc.date.issued2016-03
dc.identifier.isbn9789994468287
dc.format.extentvii, 29 p.
dc.languageeng
dc.typeReports
uneca.workflow.processedtrue
ags.creatorPersonalMaponga, Oliver
ags.creatorPersonalMusa, Chilombo
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations.Economic Commission for Africa.Subregional Development Centre for Southern Africa
ags.subjectThesaurusECONOMIC GROWTH
ags.subjectThesaurusDEVELOPMENT POLICY
ags.subjectThesaurusSOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
ags.subjectThesaurusSOCIAL POLICY
ags.subjectThesaurusSOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS
ags.subjectThesaurusENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
ags.subjectClassification02.02.00 ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
ags.subjectClassification14.05.03 SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
ags.availabilityNumber338.1(688.3)
ags.availabilityNumberC8537
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.JNb11561063
ags.flagshipPublicationCountry profiles
uneca.language.supporteden


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