VISION 2036; Prosperity for all
The need for Botswana to intentionally define and manage its path to ‘Prosperity for All’, as well to adjusts to the rapidly changing global economy and social order was first noticed in 1966 following which the President then, sent a Presidential Task Group to go around the country doing consultations on how Botswana could achieve that. This ended in the vision 2016 which had 7 pillars. Developments were then aligned to meet these 7 pillars which landed the country to where it is now. Now that vision 2016 has elapsed, with so many visible developments, it is not yet over as the country still has room for improvement.
As it is important for Batswana to articulate their aspirations for the kind of society they would like Botswana to be by the year 2036 which is 20 more years to come, another Presidential task team was therefore elected prior to the elapse of vision 2016 to go and do more consultations on further developments. The team then came up with 4 pillars for 2036. This Vision and its complementary National Transformation Strategy will therefore act as a compass that directs the nation to the ultimate goals, and will also help in weighing competing alternatives and make strategic choices, prioritize and manage tradeoffs.
Botswana’s vision of 2036 also aligns with the global agenda for sustainable development and the principles of Africa agenda 2063, to ensure that the country pursue the national aspirations in a way that enables Botswana to meet the global and regional goals.
PILLAR 1 - SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
By 2036 Botswana will be a high-income country, with an export-led economy underpinned by diversified, exclusive and sustainable growth driven by high levels of productivity. This pillar encompasses Knowledge based economy, human capital, doing business and competitiveness, infrastructure development, informal sector and the micro and small enterprises, mineral sector, agricultural sector, manufacturing sector, tourism, services, information technology, financial and business services, transport and logistics, creative industries and sport,
PILLAR 2 - HUMAN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
By 2036 Botswana will be a moral, tolerant and inclusive society that provides opportunities for all. For easy execution the pillar will be looking into different sectors which includes spiritual wellbeing, culture, strong family institution, health and wellness, social inclusion and equality, education and skills development, gender equality, the youth and children’s wellbeing.
PILLAR 3 - SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT
By 2036 sustainable and optimal use of natural resources will have transformed our economy and uplifted our people’s livelihoods. This pillar includes the ecosystem functions and services, sustainable utilization of natural resources, water security, energy security, sustainable land use and management, sustainable human settlements, climate resilience and disaster risk reduction and pollution and waste,
PILLAR 4 - GOVERNANCE, PEACE AND SECURITY
By 2036 Botswana will be a land of peace, freedom and progressive governance. This forth pillar will be based on the constitution and human rights, the institutional framework, separation of powers and effective oversight, Bogosi and the Kgotla system, decentralization, civil society participation, religion and society, transparency, accountability and implementation, electoral system and political representation, crime, peace and security, foreign relations and freedom of expression and association