Pace of 'doing business' reforms a concern

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FRANCISTOWN: The country’s pace of reforms to enhance the ease of doing business is failing to keep up with peers on the continent, leading to the foreign investment spotlight moving away from the country, Mmegi has learnt.

In recent years, Botswana has slipped in the World Bank’s authoritative Doing Business Report, once falling 11 places in 2017.  The last report, released in October 2018, showed Botswana had fallen another five positions in the review covering 190 countries’ business climates. 

While Cabinet has a sub-committee specifically attending to the deficiencies identified by the Doing Business reports and although various initiatives have been started, countries such as Rwanda and Mauritius are opening the gap on Botswana. 

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