Harnessing Botswana’s competitive advantage

Resource rich: Botswana is amongst Africa’s most naturally well-endowed countries. Government wants to leverage off these resources to transform the economy PIC: AL JAZEERA
Resource rich: Botswana is amongst Africa’s most naturally well-endowed countries. Government wants to leverage off these resources to transform the economy PIC: AL JAZEERA

Botswana’s economy, once deep in poverty, today ranks amongst the world’s most stable. However, discontent fills the heart of the country as it wants to rank in the leagues of the Asian Tigers. This week, in an exclusive interview, global competitiveness economist, Jose Caballero tells Mmegi Staff Writer, TIMOTHY LEWANIKA, what it will take to push Botswana to the firmament of economic greatness

Mmegi: The recent world competitiveness rankings revealed the strengths and weaknesses of Botswana across an array of economic factors. Which areas do you think are worth harnessing in order to increase the competitive advantage of Botswana?

Caballero: There really is no defining factor for competition. There is really no one model for advancing competition. What we have observed is that different countries use their own unique advantages in order to foster greater competitiveness.

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