This is a research project assessing the scale and scope of the Botswana public sector against the background of allocation of financial and human resources between the public and private sectors and the role of government in an emerging economy. The project was undertaken in co-operation with the Botswana Institute of Development Policy Analysis and the Foundation for Research in Economics and Business Administration and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It was undertaken during the period 1999-2000, and the findings were presented at a conference in Gaborone, Botswana in October 2000. The project was a follow-up of the "Managing good fortune" study (see below). Both studies address the "paradox of plenty", e.g., the structural problems that typically affect countries that obtain windfall revenue from exports of natural resources.

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