Poverty eradication in Botswana: Towards the realisation of vision 2016
PublisherPula: Botswana Journal of African Studies
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Economic growth is usually recognized as a vital factor in poverty eradication. Thus, with the excellent performance of Botswana's economy over the years, observers had hoped that poverty in the country would decline dramatically. However this has not been the case. Mass poverty in Botswana has led to increasing concems with policies and associated development efforts that focus on, or have aspects aimed at, poverty eradication. The government of Botswana has implemented social polices to assist vulnerable groups such as the destitute, the elderly and remote area dwellers (RADs). Despite these efforts, many individuals and households continue to experience poverty. This paper discusses poverty eradication within the context of Vision 2016, which is aimed at prosperity for all Batswana.