Economic development cooperation
Economic development cooperation between the Republic of Botswana and the Federal Republic of Germany lasted for more than 30 years.
However, since 2001, Botswana is considered a “middle income country” and due to this status change official German development aid to Botswana was phased out in 1992 (Financial cooperation) and 2007 (Technical cooperation) respectively.
Nevertheless, Germany continues to support Botswana through the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (before DED)
The continued support from DED is based on a special agreement in which the Botswana Government commits itself to co-fund the work of DED and their development workers in the country.
The KfW Development Bank on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have agreed on establishing a Regional Fund for Water and Basic Sanitation, financed with an initial grant contribution of EUR 10 million by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW...
KfW, SADC, and DBSA sign Agreement on a Regional Fund for Water and Basic Sanitation
German Development Cooperation,
towards efficiency and aid effectiveness in a spirit of partnership
Since 1 January 2011, the three mayor implementing agencies of German Development
Cooperation, DED - Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst gGmbH (German development service), GTZ -
Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH (German technical cooperation) and InWEnt -
Capacity Building International merged to form the.... read more
Press Release [pdf, 111.26k]
Regional Cooperation with the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Support for the establishment of regional organisations is part of the political "credo" of the G8 and the EU. Therefore...
(Southern African Development Community) SADC
Press Release - German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development to visit Botswana
The German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development,
Mr. Dirk Niebel, will visit Botswana on 25th and 26th August, 2011. The focus of the visit will be
high-level political consultations and German development projects.
Press Release [pdf, 79.64k]
Useful contacts in Botswana