Botswana : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

February 8, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper suggests that it is essential to save a substantial portion of mineral revenues now to ensure fiscal sustainability for a post-diamond period. Taking the non-mineral primary balance into account can help clarify desirable fiscal policies. Botswana’s real effective exchange rate is broadly in line with economic fundamentals and consistent with external sustainability, indicating no threat to external stability. Export performance and other indicators suggest a number of structural competitiveness obstacles that could explain the low labor productivity and poor export and export diversification outcomes.

Series:

Country Report No. 08/57

Subject:

Frequency:

Monthly

English

Publication Date:

February 8, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451806472/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BWAEA2008001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

35

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