"A Knowledge-Based Economy", What Is My Role?

As a country, Botswana has always maintained high overall rankings in Africa on most development indices.

The country ranked third in sub-Saharan Africa on the UNDP Human Development Index in 2015, third in the Mo Ibrahim Index of Africa Governance in 2014, 28th out of 168 countries globally on the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index in 2015 and 41st out of 180 on freedom of the media in 2014 (Vision 2036, page 8).

However, Botswana has maintained the status of a middle-income country for some time. Although the statistics are a good evidence of an economically balanced nation, signs of stagnation in this status are ostensible. We now need to deliberately put in measures which can help us move ahead. Fate alone won’t give us a high-income economy. Consciously competent human resource is the key force that can get us a diversified Knowledge Based Economy.

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