Botswana tops charts in Global Entrepreneurship Report

A new Global Entrepreneurship Index report ranks Botswana among the most favourable countries for investment in Africa. Botswana ranks 44th globally, behind neighbouring Namibia at 43rd. Botswana performs especially high in good governance and education.

Reform in Education

The Botswana government has achieved positive trends in student secondary and tertiary enrollment, overall literacy and adult literacy since decolonization. In 2015, Botswana achieved rates of 113% for primary students enrollment, 17% enrollment in universities, 81% overall literacy and 51% adult literacy. Botswana’s budget for education was 9.74% as of 2009.

Least Corrupt Country in Africa

According to a transparency watchdog organisation, Transparency International, Botswana is the least corrupt country in Africa next to Cape Verde. The index report indicates people’s perception of overlaying corruption.

Anti – corruption efforts in Botswana are coded via the Corruption and Economic Crime law of 1994. The government fights corruption internally through the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) with powers to investigate and indict government officials.

On another note, due to Botswana’s successes, the EU announced recently they are planning to cut aid to Botswana and 20 other countries of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) by 2020.


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