ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Botswana: Growth sans Development

Botswana's economic growth has been unique. It rose from the status of a newly independent underdeveloped state in the 1960s to become one of Africa's fastest growing countries by the 1980s. However, economic growth has not been accompanied by a corresponding improvement in development, especially with regard to education and health. Botswana's economy relies largely on its mineral and cattle wealth and its dependence on South African industry exercises a constraining influence on the country's future growth prospects.

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