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Updated July 15, 2014

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Annual Meetings Speeches
September 29, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Tantely Andrianarivo, Governor of the IMF for Madagascar, on behalf of the African Governors, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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Article IV Staff Reports
July 15, 2014 -- Botswana: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/204
August 10, 2012 -- Botswana: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 12/234
August 04, 2011 -- Botswana: 2011 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana
Series: Country Report No. 11/248
September 08, 2010 -- Botswana: 2010 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report and Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 10/280
June 17, 2010 -- Botswana: 2009 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana
Series: Country Report No. 10/172
February 08, 2008 -- Botswana: 2007 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana
Series: Country Report No. 08/58
July 03, 2007 -- Botswana: 2006 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Authorities for Botswana
Series: Country Report No. 07/227
February 23, 2006 -- Botswana: 2005 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statements by the Authorities of Botswana
Series: Country Report No. 06/66
July 30, 2004 -- Botswana: 2003 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana
Series: Country Report No. 04/225
November 05, 2002 -- Botswana: 2002 Article IV Consultation-- Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 02/244
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IMF Survey Online
September 27, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Resource-rich Countries Can Learn from History, Says Collier
African countries endowed with mineral and other natural wealth could learn from the past and rise from their low-income status through better management of their natural resources, says economist Paul Collier, adding that resource revenues can help Africa finance its own development.
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IMF Surveys
August 07, 2006 -- IMF Survey:
IMF and low-income countries; De Rato in Tokyo; U.K. poverty initiative; Palau, Lithuania, Ethiopia, Kuwait; Volatility in Latin America; U.S. home equity withdrawal; Botswana: avoiding the resource curse; India: tax reform; U.S corporate cash balances. PDF File Size: 625Kb
March 24, 1997 -- IMF Survey:
Featured in this issue: IMF conditionality lends policy credibility, structural reform in Botswana, current account sustainability, and financial integration in Asia. PDF File Size: 249Kb
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IMFC Statements
April 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Nigeria
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Republic of South Sudan, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 244Kb
October 12, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by the Honorable Pravin J. Gordhan, Minister of Finance for South Africa
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Republic of South Sudan, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 94Kb
April 20, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by Pravin J. Gordhan, Minister of Finance, National Treasury, South Africa
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Republic of South Sudan, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 288Kb
October 13, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Pravin J. Gordhan, Minister of Finance, South Africa
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 600Kb
April 21, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Pravin J. Gordhan, Minister of Finance, South Africa
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 296Kb
September 24, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 168Kb
April 16, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Teklewold Atnafu, Governor, National Bank of Ethiopia
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 222Kb
April 24, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Olusegun O. Aganga, Minister of Finance, Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 356Kb
April 25, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by H.E. Tito Mboweni, Governor, South African Reserve Bank, South Africa
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia. PDF File Size: 337Kb
October 11, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by the Honorable Tito Mboweni, Governor, South African Reserve Bank
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia. PDF File Size: 278Kb
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Tito Mboweni, Governor, South African Reserve Bank
On behalf of: Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia. PDF File Size: 188Kb
October 20, 2007 -- IMFC Statement by Shamsuddeen Usman, Minister of Finance, Nigeria
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia. PDF File Size: 186Kb
September 17, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by Hon. Nenadi E. Usman, Minister of Finance of Nigeria
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 271Kb
April 24, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Tito Mboweni, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 606Kb
September 21, 2003 -- Statement by Mr. Jose Pedro de Morais Junior Minister of Finance of Angola, Given on the Occasion of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting, September 21, 2003
Representing Africa Group I Constituency comprising the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
September 28, 2002 -- Statement by Mr. Julio Marcelino Bessa, Minister of Finance of Angola, Representing Africa Group I Constituency comprising the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, IMFC Meeting of the IMF Board of Governors, September 27, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
November 17, 2001 -- Statement by Ms. Linah K. Mohohlo, Governor of the Bank of Botswana, at the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Ottawa, November 17, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Angola, Botswana, Burundi, The Gambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
April 16, 2000 -- Statement by Mr. Trevor A. Manuel, Minister of South Africa, International Monetary and Financial Committee, April 16, 2000
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Angola, Botswana, Burundi, The Gambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
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Issues Briefs
December 01, 2000 -- Policies for Faster Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Role of the IMF -- An IMF Issues Brief
After two decades of economic stagnation and little progress in poverty reduction, the seeds of an economic renaissance in sub-Saharan Africa, with faster growth and less poverty, have been sown in recent years. This Issues Brief, after reviewing recent economic developments, outlines the key policy issues that countries in the region will need to address and the contribution that the international community, including the IMF, will need to make to build on recent gains and establish a virtuous cycle of sustained high-quality growth.
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Other
March 20, 2013 -- Mid-Term Evaluation Report on the Enhanced Data Dissemination Initiative Project
Subject: Statistics | Africa | National accounts | Monetary statistics | Government finance statistics | Balance of payments statistics | Data quality assessment framework | General Data Dissemination System | Special Data Dissemination Standard | Technical assistance
August 24, 2012 -- Macroeconomic Policy Frameworks for Resource-Rich Developing Countries - Background Paper 1
Subject: Natural resources | Botswana | Chile | Timor-Leste | Mongolia | Developing countries | Fiscal policy | Oil revenues | Sovereign wealth funds | Technical assistance | Conditionality | Background papers
March 21, 2008 -- Evaluation of the U.K. DFID-Financed Technical Assistance GDDS Project for Selected Anglophone African Countries (2001-06)
Subject: Andorra | Botswana | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Ghana | Kenya | Lesotho | Liberia | Malawi | Namibia | Nigeria | Sierra Leone | Sudan | Swaziland | Zambia | Zimbabwe | Technical assistance programs | General Data Dissemination System
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Press Releases
July 11, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Botswana
May 05, 2014 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Botswana
September 13, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Botswana
July 12, 2013 -- Press Release: Statement at the end of an IMF Mission to Botswana
May 08, 2013 -- Press Release: Special Data Dissemination Standard Workshop in Gaborone, Botswana
April 08, 2013 -- Press Release: Additional Funding to Boost Capacity Development in Southern Africa by IMF Regional Technical Assistance Center
April 05, 2013 -- Press Release: Southern African Central Bank and Finance Ministry Officials Discuss Macroprudential Approaches to Supervision of Financial Systems in the Region
June 01, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Botswana
May 31, 2011 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Botswana
June 14, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Botswana
March 18, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF and Botswana’s Financial Regulator Work Together to Improve Breadth and Quality of Macroeconomic Statistical Data
September 27, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Takatoshi Kato at the Conclusion of an Official Visit to Botswana
September 18, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Deputy Managing Director Kato to Visit Uganda and Botswana
December 07, 1995 -- Press Release: Botswana Accepts Article VIII Obligations
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Public Information Notices
August 01, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Botswana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 02, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Botswana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 27, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Botswana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 01, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Botswana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
February 08, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Botswana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 28, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with Botswana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 30, 2004 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with Botswana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
November 01, 2002 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with Botswana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 13, 2001 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Botswana
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
November 17, 1999 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Botswana
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
April 10, 1998 -- Press Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Botswana
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
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Publications
June 10, 2014 -- Botswana: Technical Assistance Report-Introducing a Medium-Term Expenditure Framework
Series: Country Report No. 14/162
September 23, 2013 -- Botswana: 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 13/296
September 23, 2013 -- Botswana: 2013 Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 13/297
January 31, 2013 -- Inward and Outward Spillovers in the SACU Area
Author/Editor: Canales Kriljenko, Jorge | Gwenhamo, Farayi | Thomas, Saji
Series: Working Paper No. 13/31
August 10, 2012 -- Botswana: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 12/235
May 01, 2012 -- Tracking Short-Term Dynamics of Economic Activity in Low-Income Countries in the Absence of High-Frequency GDP Data
Author/Editor: Opoku-Afari, Maxwell | Dixit, Shiv
Series: Working Paper No. 12/119
November 01, 2011 -- The Design of Fiscal Adjustment Strategies in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland
Author/Editor: Basdevant, Olivier | Benicio, Dalmacio | Mircheva, Borislava | Mongardini, Joannes | Verdier, Geneviève | Yang, Susan | Zanna, Luis-Felipe
Series: Working Paper No. 11/266
January 01, 2011 -- In the Wake of the Global Economic Crisis: Adjusting to Lower Revenue of the Southern African Customs Union in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland
Author/Editor: Mongardini, Joannes | Benicio, Dalmacio | Fontaine, Thomson | Pastor, Gonzalo C. | Verdier, Geneviève
Series: African Departmental Paper No. 11/01
May 01, 2008 -- Calculating Sustainable Non-mineral Balances as Benchmarks for Fiscal Policy: The Case of Botswana
Author/Editor: Clausen, Jens R.
Series: Working Paper No. 08/117
March 01, 2008 -- Are Diamonds Forever? Using the Permanent Income Hypothesis to Analyze Botswana's Reliance on Diamond Revenue
Author/Editor: Basdevant, Olivier
Series: Working Paper No. 08/80
March 01, 2008 -- Exchange Rate Assessment in a Resource - Dependent Economy: The Case of Botswana
Author/Editor: Deléchat, Corinne | Gaertner, Matthew
Series: Working Paper No. 08/83
February 08, 2008 -- Botswana: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 08/57
July 03, 2007 -- Botswana: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 07/228
April 06, 2007 -- Botswana: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes - Data Module, Response by the Authorities, and Detailed Assessment Using the Data Quality Assessment Framework (DQAF)
Series: Country Report No. 07/139
June 01, 2006 -- Did Botswana Escape from the Resource Curse?
Author/Editor: Iimi, Atsushi
Series: Working Paper No. 06/138
June 01, 2006 -- Exchange Rate Misalignment: An Application of the Behavioral Equilibrium Exchange Rate (BEER) to Botswana
Author/Editor: Iimi, Atsushi
Series: Working Paper No. 06/140
February 23, 2006 -- Botswana: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 06/65
July 30, 2004 -- Botswana: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 04/212
July 30, 2004 -- Botswana: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes--Data Module--Response by the Authorities--Update
Series: Country Report No. 04/229
March 18, 2004 -- Botswana: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes -- Data Module Update
Series: Country Report No. 04/63
November 05, 2002 -- Botswana: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 02/243
April 18, 2002 -- Botswana: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes--Data Module; Response by the Authorities; and Detailed Assessment Using the Data Quality Assessment Framework
Series: Country Report No. 02/83
April 18, 2002 -- Botswana: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes--Data Module; Response by the Authorities; and Detailed Assessment Using the Data Quality Assessment Framework
Series: Country Report No. 02/83
April 01, 2002 -- Foreign Direct Investment in Africa--Some Case Studies
Author/Editor: Basu, Anupam | Srinivasan, Krishna
Series: Working Paper No. 02/61
April 01, 2002 -- Foreign Direct Investment in Africa--Some Case Studies
Author/Editor: Basu, Anupam | Srinivasan, Krishna
Series: Working Paper No. 02/61
February 01, 2002 -- The Economic Consequences of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa
Author/Editor: Haacker, Markus
Series: Working Paper No. 02/38
February 01, 2002 -- The Economic Consequences of HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa
Author/Editor: Haacker, Markus
Series: Working Paper No. 02/38
October 01, 2001 -- Providing Health Care to HIV Patients in Southern Africa
Author/Editor: Haacker, Markus
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 01/3
October 01, 2001 -- Providing Health Care to HIV Patients in Southern Africa
Author/Editor: Haacker, Markus
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 01/3
June 01, 2001 -- The Macroeconomic Impact of HIV/AIDS in Botswana
Author/Editor: MacFarlan, Maitland | Sgherri, Silvia
Series: Working Paper No. 01/80
June 01, 2001 -- The Macroeconomic Impact of HIV/AIDS in Botswana
Author/Editor: MacFarlan, Maitland | Sgherri, Silvia
Series: Working Paper No. 01/80
November 30, 1999 -- Botswana--Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/132
June 04, 1998 -- Botswana Selected Issues and Statistical Apendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 98/39
April 25, 1997 -- Botswana-Statistical Annex
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 97/29
January 23, 1995 -- Botswana - Background Papers and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/1
Notes: These background papers and statistical appendix on Botswana were prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.
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Speeches
March 30, 2011 -- Natural Resources and Development: Confronting Emerging Challenges in Botswana, Public Lecture at the Bank of Botswana By Mr. Naoyuki Shinohara, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
January 27, 2005 -- The Role of Transparency and Accountability for Economic Development in Resource-rich Countries, Address by Agustín Carstens, Deputy Managing Director, IMF
At the Regional Workshop on Transparency and Accountability in Resource Management in CEMAC Countries, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
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Transcripts
April 12, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of African Finance Ministers with Mr. Baledzi Gaolathe, Minister of Finance and Development for Botswana; Mr. Abdoulaye Diop, Miniter of State, Minister of Ecomony and Finance of Senegal, and Mr. Ali M. Lamine Zeine, Minister of Finance, Planning and Economy of Niger
April 22, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of African Finance Ministers
December 01, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum, The Macroeconomics of HIV/AIDS
April 15, 2000 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from Africa.
Today's briefing affords you the chance to hear the views of leading officials from some of the countries at the heart of the discussion on poverty alleviation and debt reduction that is dominating this year's spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank.