Botswana: Proposed changes in procurement law to favour local companies
In the president's State of the Nation Address on 13 November 2009, he said that the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) had been instructed to prepare a list of companies that produce goods locally so that they can be empowered. Central government, local authorities and parastatals are to be instructed to buy from such companies if pricing is competitive. This is to help develop the manufacturing sector in Botswana.
Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:
|Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?||Don't know|
|Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?||Don't Know|
|Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?||Don't Know|
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|Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?||Don't Know|
|Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?||Don't Know|
|Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?|
|Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?|
Date of inception:
GTA Evaluation: Amber
Parliament of Botswana. 2009.'State of the Nation Address by His Excellency Lt. Gen.Seretse Khama Ian Khama, President of the Republic of Botswana to the first session of the tenth parliament.' http://www.parliament.gov.bw/docs/documents/STATE_OF_THE_NATION_ADDRESS_...