A Political Economy Analysis of Social Protection Programmes in Botswana

by Emmanuel Botlhale, Lekorwe Mogopodi, Bashi Mothusi et al.
Partnership for African Social and Governance Research Working Paper No. 001, Nairobi, Kenya, October, 2015

31 pp. 343 kB

While the country’s development indicators have continued to rise, owing to the discovery of minerals in the 1970s, Botswana still experiences development challenges such as poverty, unemployment and income inequality. Consequently, the government has put in place a nationwide self-funded Social Protection (SP) regime to address these challenges. This study seeks to establish whether socio-economic, historical, political and institutional factors and actors support the drive or resistance to the SP policy and programmes, and whether this has any implications on its sustainability.

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