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GABORONE: September 3, 2014: The Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2014-15 was released today. In this year’s report, Botswana’s ranking remained stable at 74th place out of 144 countries and, fourth in the region behind Mauritius (39), South Africa (56) and Rwanda (62). Though the country’s position has not changed, it has improved in quality scores from 4.1 last year to 4.2 this year out of a maximum of score of 7. The comparative rankings are 74th for 2013/14; 79th for 2012/13; and 80th for 2011/12.

Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is concluded. The agreement was initialed by the Chief Negotiators on 15 July 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa.


Economic Diversification Drive (EDD) is a national strategy aimed at accelerating diversification of the economy through the development of globally competitive enterprises. EDD is two-pronged: first, is the Short-Term strategy which is based on Government interventions, and second, is the Medium-to-Long Term Strategy that envisages development of globally competitive enterprises that need little or no Government support.

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-Consumer Trade Fair from 25th  to 31st August 2014 IN Gaborone

-Vision 2016 from 29-30th August 2014 in Kalkfontein in Maun
-BOCCIM Conference from 23rd to 26th November 2014