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Mar

08

Headline inflation was unchanged at 3.5% in January 2019

Annual inflation rate remained at 3.5% in January 2019, same as inflation rate in December 2018. Inflation decreased for several group

Mar

08

Botswana Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been rebased to December 2018, from the base period of September 2016

The Botswana Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been rebased to December 2018, based on the results from the 2015/16 Botswana Multi-Topic

Feb

05

What Explains Bank Deposit-Lending Spreads In Botswana? A Comparison with Selected SADC and EAC Countries

 The Botswana banking sector has historically been characterised by high rates of profitability, which is often thought to be due to

Dec

06

Monetary Policy Committe (MPC) maitains the Bank Rate at 5%

Bank of Botswana's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to maintain the Bank Rate at 5%. The outlook for price stability

Nov

19

Annual inflation rate increased to 3.6% in October 2018

Headline inflation rate increased to 3.6% in October 2018 up from 2.9% in September 2018. Inflation rate fell marginally or remained

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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