Briefing Paper

Botswana’s Debt Sustainability: A Brief Narrative

” This paper examines the financial and by extension the economic sustainability of the existing debt using non-technical analysis and a simplified narrative.The motivation of this note was to shed light on the extent
to which one should worry about the sustainability of the existing annual deficit and accumulated debt in Botswana. In other words, it attempted to show the
dynamic path of the budgetary requirements to ensure debt sustainability under different economic growth scenarios. The aim was, therefore, to show how severe
or easy it is likely to be managing the current debt burden in Botswana.”