Botswana’s National Poverty Eradication Policy and Strategies

  • Wapula N. RaditloanengEmail author
  • Morgen Chawawa


Botswana’s national poverty eradication policy and strategies are discussed from the perspectives of past, present and packages adopted by the Government of Botswana in poverty eradication. Past, present and future poverty reduction strategies are determined by how poverty is defined in the first place. Past efforts using Botswana as a contact point focused on poverty as mainly an economic phenomenon. As the global community explored different forms of poverty, a more human dimension of poverty reduction is illuminated through a variety of programmes that have been successful while others had to be phased out because they failed to reduce poverty in Botswana. Educational and lifelong learning interventions are proposed as a partial solution to poverty.


Poverty eradication Economic phenomenon Global community Human dimension 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education, Department of Adult EducationUniversity of BotswanaGaboroneBotswana
  2. 2.Botho UniversityGaboroneBotswana

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