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  • 20 Jun 2015
  • John Armour, Daniel Awrey
  • Pages: 46
The global financial crisis of 2007–08 triggered a plethora of regulatory reforms under the auspices of international bodies such as the G20 and Financial Stability Board. Yet the implementation of these reforms remains a task for individual countries.
  • 10 Feb 2015
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 354
Over the past two decades, studies on the migration-development nexus often portray small states as one homogeneous group, ‘developing countries’, without considering their critical and peculiar challenges or inherent vulnerabilities, due mainly to...
  • 04 Dec 2014
  • Commonwealth Expert Team
  • Pages: 26
The report of the Commonwealth Expert Team for Botswana’s general election held on 24 October 2014. The mission was chaired by Justice Maxon Mbendera, SC, chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission and included Mrs Pelagie Uwera, commissioner of ...
  • 31 Mar 2014
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Pages: 213
While the term ‘green economy’ has been widely used at the international level, very little information exists about what the concept looks like in practice. What are the policies required? What are the challenges of implementation at national ...
Botswana has the second highest HIV prevalence in the world, at 25.4 per cent of its population aged between 15 and 49 years (2012 data) (PEPFAR 2014). The 2013 BAIS IV AIDS indicator study (Government of Botswana Central Statistics Office 2013)...
Election day in Botswana was 24 October 2014. Polling was scheduled to take place from 06.30 to 19.00 hrs. There were 2,606 polling stations established across the country. Most polling stations were organised within and outside public facilities...
The 2014 general elections, conducted for both parliamentary and local government were the 11th held since independence in 1966. In 2009, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) secured 45 of 57 contested National Assembly seats, with the Botswana...
Botswana is a multiparty democracy with an electoral framework based on a ‘first-past-the-post’ system. The key legal instruments that govern the conduct and administration of elections in Botswana are the 1966 constitution, the 1968 Electoral Act...
As a multiparty, constitutional democracy, Botswana has traditionally been a benchmark for Commonwealth values and principles on a number of fronts, with an emphasis on support for sustainable development, the consolidation of democratic...
In response to an invitation from the Government of Botswana, the Commonwealth Secretary- General constituted an expert team for the general elections of 24 October 2014.
Botswana, a land-locked country in the centre of southern Africa, is one of the 31 small states of the Commonwealth. It is a small country by population and economy standards; however, it is large in geographic size with a land mass of 582,000 km2....
This chapter races the trajectory of decentralisation implementation in Botswana. It covers the circumstances that led to the adoption of decentralisation; the type of decentralisation being pursued; the main area(s) of focus; achievements so far;...
Botswana is a landlocked country located in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with a real per capita GDP (purchasing power parity [PPP]-adjusted) of US$9,652 and a total population of 1.8 million in 2005. It has experienced one of the most impressive growth...
Botswana was one of the poorest countries in the world at independence in 1966. The country has since transformed itself into a successful economy in Southern Africa and it is one of the few African states classified by the World Bank as having a...
Although Botswana has a small population, it has a huge area. The population is spread unevenly, with concentrations in the east and especially south east. Botswana's overall population density is just two persons per square kilometre.
The Constitution of Botswana deals with the franchise, its conferment and exercise by electors. The Constitution also deals with the appointment of a Supervisor of Elections and the management of election organisation and conduct in Botswana. The...
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