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19

Annual inflation rate decreases to 3.0% in August 2018

Headline inflation rate decreased to 3.0% in August 2018 from 3.1% in July 2018. Inflation decreased for several group indices while

Aug

30

Policy rate maintained at 5%

Bank of Botswana's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has maintained the Bank Rate at 5% at the meeting held on the 23

Aug

23

GDP grows by 3.3% during the year to March 2018

Real GDP growth picked up during the first quarter of 2018, recording year-on-year growth of 3.3%, compared to 2.4% in Q4

Aug

23

Mining growth improves Q1 2018, recording its highest growth since Q1 2015

The mining sector recorded an improved year-on-year growth of minus 0.3% during the first quarter of 2018, its highest since Q1

Aug

20

Annual inflation rate unchanged at 3.1% in July 2018

Annual inflation rate in July 2018 was 3.1%, same rate as in June 2018. Several group indices recorded upward and downward

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Managing Director: Dr Keith Jefferis

Dr Keith Jefferis, was Deputy Governor of the Bank of Botswana (BoB) from November 1999 until March 2005, on appointment by the President of Botswana, H.E. Festus Mogae. Prior to this Dr Jefferis worked in the Research Department of the BoB; as a Senior Research Fellow at the Botswana Institute of Development Policy Analysis; and as an academic lecturing and researching in economics at universities in Botswana and the United Kingdom. He has degrees in economics from the Universities of Bristol (B.Sc) and London (M.Sc), and the Open University in the UK (Ph.D), and started his career as a professional economist by winning a Fellowship of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London. 

Dr Jefferis has undertaken a wide variety of research, analysis and consultancy work on economic policy issues. At the Bank of Botswana he worked extensively on the formulation and analysis of macroeconomic policy issues, especially monetary, exchange rate and fiscal policies; development of the financial system, including competition and efficiency in the banking sector, regulatory issues, broadening access to financial institutions, and payments system development; and macroeconomic data compilation and dissemination. He has also worked on stock market development, trade policy and regional integration issues, industrial policy and SMME development, poverty analysis and poverty alleviation policies, and the economic aspects of HIV/AIDS, combining both academic rigour and policy relevance. Dr Jefferis has written extensively on economic issues in Botswana and the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and has played a key role in deepening the public understanding of economic issues in through teaching, writing and public speaking. 

Dr Jefferis is a citizen of Botswana and is accredited to the Technical Assistance Experts Register of the IMF's Monetary and Financial Systems Department. 

Contact:  keith@econsult.co.bw