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Apr

18

Annual inflation rate decreases to 2.8% in March 2018

Annual inflation rate declined to 2.8% in March 2018, from 3.2% in December 2017. Compared to March 2017, inflation rate was

Apr

18

Real GDP growth slows in 2017, records grwoth of 2.4%

Annual GDP growth slowed in 2017 compared to 2016, recording year-on-year growth of 2.4% down from 4.3% growth in 2016. Both

Feb

16

Annual inflation rate was 3.1% in January 2018

Headline inflation rate fell to 3.1% in January 2018, recording the same rate as in January 2017 and 0.1% lower than

Feb

16

Bank of Botswana maintains Bank Rate at 5%

The Bank of Botswana's (BoB) Monetary Policy Committe (MPC) has maintained the Bank Rate at 5% due to positive price stability

Feb

09

Formal sector employment decreased by 0.8% in September 2017

The recently released formal sector employment data by Statistics Botswana for September 2017 continue to show an overall decrease in the

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Econsult Botswana was established in 2005 by Dr Keith Jefferis, a former academic and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Botswana. Econsult works in Botswana, the Southern African region and further afield, and specializes in research, economic commentary and policy-related analysis in a variety of fields. 

Key areas of work include:

  • Macroeconomic policy reviews; analysis of monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies
  • Analysis of macroeconomic data and trends in the economies of Southern Africa
  • Financial system development and banking sector issues; regulation and licensing of financial institutions; competition and access; stock market and capital market development
  • Economic impact analysis for industrial, mining and energy projects
  • Tade and industrial policy
  • Regional integration
  • Poverty analysis, social development and poverty alleviation policies
  • Analysis of the economic impact of HIV/AIDS
  • Regulatory reform