Assessment of Botswana's Services Sector

July 2006 to October 2006

This study provides an assessment of Botswana’s services sector with the aim to identify possible policy options, in particular in the case of ongoing regional and multilateral services trade negotiations, to support further exports of services from Botswana.

The study produced a set of ODI/BIDPA (Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis) Briefing Notes. The views presented are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the BTPP/BIDPA. We thank the many stakeholders in Botswana that made this study possible.

Outputs

Assessment of Botswana’s Services Sector

Research reports and studies | March 2007 | Dirk Willem te Velde and Massimiliano Calì

This reportprovides an assessment of Botswana’s services sector with the purpouse of identifying possible policy options.

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The role of the services sector in Botswana's diversification

Briefing papers | March 2007 | Dirk Willem te Velde and Massimiliano Calì

This briefing note discusses the development of Botswana's services sector, finding that recent growth is only the beginning for a sector which should have a bright future given the factor endowments if the relevant policy and regulatory frameworks are...

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Services in international trade negotiations

Briefing papers | March 2007 | Dirk Willem te Velde and Massimiliano Calì

This paper looks at the current state of negotiations with the EU and US and their potential role in the development of Botswana's services sector.

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Trade in financial services: GATS, EPAs and complementary policies

Briefing papers | March 2007 | Dirk Willem te Velde and Massimiliano Calì

This paper looks at the development of trade in financial services, suggesting that more competition may well be needed and commitments in both GATS and possibly EPAs (Economic Partnership Agreements with the EU) help to signal this.

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The new tourism regulations

Briefing papers | March 2007 | Dirk Willem te Velde and Massimiliano Calì

This paper looks at the tourism sector in Botswana, and policy options for further development.

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