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Development policy and economic performance in Botswana: lessons for the transition economies in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Kempe Ronald Hope

    (University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana)

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    Botswana is exceptional, both within Africa and among less developed countries, as a whole, when comparison is made of macroeconomic performance, development management, and good governance. The country has developed an international reputation as a nation that stands out among developing countries, and in Africa in particular, for its generally successful development policy and economic performance. In this paper, the discussion and analysis is centred on the nature of Botswana's development policy and economic success and the lessons that can be derived for the transition economies of sub-Saharan Africa. © 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of International Development.

    Volume (Year): 10 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 539-554

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    Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:10:y:1998:i:4:p:539-554

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    1. Ng, Francis & Yeats, Alexander, 1996. "Open economies work better! Did Africa's protectionist policies cause its marginalization in world trade?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1636, The World Bank.
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    1. Kiiza, Julius, 2006. "Institutions and Economic Performance in Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Mauritius, Botswana and Uganda," Working Paper Series RP2006/73, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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