|Overview : |
Diversifying the economy of Botswana has been a major development drive for succeeding Governments for many years now. In 2010, the Government of Botswana issued a Presidential Directive through a Cabinet Memo captioned CAB 11(A)/2010 calling on all Government Ministries and their stakeholders to intensify efforts to diversify the economy. This eventually led to the development of the Short-Term Economic Diversification Drive (EDD) Strategy and the Medium to Long-Term EDD Strategy.
With the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), an evaluation of the EDD Strategy was carried out in 2018. The evaluation report fell short of expectations in terms of responding adequately to the evaluation questions and subsequently informing the development of the revised EDD Strategy. The decision was then taken by the MITI Senior Management in consultation with the Senior Management of UNDP to continue the support on the development of the revised EDD Strategy. The UNDP Country Office (CO) fielding a mission from its Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to produce a roadmap using key findings from stakeholder consultations to guide the development of the revised EDD Strategy.