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Botswana is one of the world’s great development success stories and the country takes pride in being a mature democracy. The World Bank partners with the government to carry out development agendas aimed at enhancing public sector effectiveness, fighting HIV/AIDS, increasing competitiveness and the protecting the environment.

2.031 Million
GDP per capita
GDP growth
Life Expectancy
Income Level
Upper Middle
Poverty Ratio
Country Portfolio
Active Bank projects 4
Proposed Bank projects 2
Start of Bank partnership July 1968
Total Bank Investment $912 (millions)

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Country Data
year 2008
83.0% in 2008
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)
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Investing in Botswana's Growth

Investing in Botswana's Growth

Constantine Chikosi, the World Bank country manager for Botswana, discusses the Bank's reengagement with the country and new prospects for economic growth.
Success Despite the Odds Speaker Series: President Mogae

Success Despite the Odds Speaker Series: President Mogae

Botswana's Former President Festus Mogae reflects on the role of leadership in shaping Botswana’s post-independence history and development.
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