n Law, Democracy & Development - Promotion of good governance and combating corruption and maladministration : the case of Botswana

Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1028-1053
  • E-ISSN: 2077-4907



Until fairly recently Botswana was almost universally praised for its excellent record on political governance, exemplified by a relatively functioning multi-party democracy since independence in 1966. This record on political governance has been underpinned by a generally well-managed economy. According to the United Nations, between the late 1960s and the early 1990s Botswana recorded the highest sustained real GDP growth rate in the world, averaging 6.1 per cent between 1966 and 1991.

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