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The status of agricultural and rural financial services in S...

This short report summarises the findings of the first phase of the work, namely, an assessment of the current state of rural and agricultural financial services in the region. The research was carried out in six countries – Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – drawing mainly on secondary sources. It was completed […]

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Evaluation of retirement systems of countries within Souther...

This study examined the retirement systems of Botswana with a view to drawing lessons from their experiences in addressing old age provision both from government pension schemes and informal mechanisms developed by their communities. Pension systems and long term savings of a nation’s citizens provide the prospect of a secure retirement and the support of […]

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Survey on Demand for Financial Services in Botswana – ...

The FinScope 2009 study was undertaken with the specific objectives of profiling levels of access to financial services and benchmarking current usage of formal and informal financial services (transactions, savings, insurance and credit/loans). The stratified random sampling design was used to select a nationally representative sample of 1,400 which was weighted to the adult population. […]

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Developing a Broad-Based Employee Pension Scheme for Botswan...

The evaluation and reform of Botswana’s system of pension provision is prompted by three main observations, namely high levels of poverty in old age which will persist unless broader pension participation is ensured; low levels of long-term household savings; and rapid economic development, which can make a broaderbased pensions system affordable. This research study identifies […]

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Enhancing access to banking and financial services in Botswa...

The banking sector plays a crucial role in any economy through the provision of financial intermediation and payments services. Through these services, banks enable the efficient allocation of savings and investment, and enable financial transactions to take place at minimum cost. In discharging these functions, Botswana’s banking sector has many strengths: it is reasonably efficient, […]

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