Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis visits the HSRC

A delegation from the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis met with members of the executive leadership of the HSRC during a benchmarking visit on 21 November 2018 at the HSRC's Pretoria office.

The HSRC CEO Prof Crain Soudien, Deputy CEO: Research Prof Leickness Simbayi and other members of the HSRC executive hosted five representatives from BIDPA including Board Chairperson Mr Andrew M. Motsomi, Board members Prof. Patricia Makepe and Ms Cally Ramalefo, as well as Executive Director Dr Tebogo B. Seleka and Senior Research Fellow Prof. Patrick Malope.

The BIDPA deed of trust sets out the objectives and functions of the Institute, which include:

  • To promote and conduct research, analysis and publication on development policy issues of relevance to Botswana and the Southern African region.
  • To monitor the performance of the Botswana economy and the management of public policy implementation, especially with regard to the implications for economic and social development.
  • To offer advice and consultancy services to agencies of Government and other clients under suitable contractual and other arrangements.
  • To provide technical and financial assistance, directly or indirectly, to individuals and organizations in Botswana as deemed desirable for purposes of facilitating policy analysis.
  • To assist professional training and public education of Botswana citizens in matters relating to policy analysis, and encourage collaboration between expatriates and local professionals in these matters in ways that build or augment national capacities for performance and understanding of policy analysis.
  • To employ staff members who will themselves, or jointly with other organizations or qualified people, carry out research, consultancy, training and education projects, including arrangement and management of contractual relationships designed to facilitate such activities by persons affiliated with the Institute.
  • To present or publish, as the case may be, the outcome of its policy analysis, orally or in writing, to individuals, organizations or the general public at large.
  • To mobilise and administer funds to be used for achievement of the objectives and performance of the functions of the Institute.

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