Small States

Economic Review and Basic Statistics, Volume 19

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This unique annual collection of key economic and statistical data on states with fewer than five million inhabitants is an essential reference for economists, planners and policy-makers working on issues of concern to small states. This volume contains 17 tables covering development indicators and an article focusing on climate change impacts, adaptation and policies for agriculture in African small states.



Country Factsheets

The Republic of Botswana is a large, roughly circular, landlocked plateau in the centre of southern Africa, bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Under the 1965 Constitution, Botswana is a republic with an executive president chosen by the National Assembly for the concurrent five-year term. After the 2004 general election, the Assembly had 57 members directly elected by universal adult suffrage, plus the President, Speaker, Attorney-General and four members nominated by the President.


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