Least Developed Country Category: Botswana Profile

* Data from the 2021 triennial review

Botswana Snapshot in PDF

LDC status

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Inclusion: 1971

Graduation: 1994

Reports and resolutions

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Inclusion

CDP report: 1971
GA resolution: A/RES/2768(XXVI)

Graduation

CDP reports: 1991, 1994
ECOSOC resolutions: E/RES/1991/275, A/RES/1994/225
GA resolutions: A/RES/46/206, A/RES/49/133

Gross national income (GNI) per capita*

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Value:

$ 7,304

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Thresholds

Inclusion: $ 1,018
Graduation: $ 1,222
Income-only graduation: $ 2,444

Human assets index (HAI)*

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Index:

83.1

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Thresholds

Inclusion: 60 or below
Graduation: 66 or above

HAI indicators

Under-five mortality rate
Gross secondary school enrolment ratio
stat Value: 41.6 stat Value: 87.7
Index: 80.9 Index: 86.3
Source: UN IAG for Child Mortality Estimation Source: CDP
Prevalence of stunting
Adult literacy rate
stat Value: 23.2 stat Value: 88.2
Index: 58.6 Index: 84.3
Source: UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates Source: UNESCO
Maternal Mortality Rate
Gender parity index for gross secondary school enrolment
stat Value: 144 stat Value: 1.07
Index: 88.4 Index: 100.0
Source: UN IAG for Maternal Mortality Source: CDP

Economic and environmental vulnerability index (EVI)*

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Index:

50.9

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Thresholds

Inclusion: 36 or above
Graduation: 32 or below

EVI indicators

Share of agriculture, forestry and fishing in GDP
Share of population in low elevated coastal zones
stat Value: 2.2 stat Value: 0.0
Index: 2.0 Index: 0.0
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division Source: CIESIN
Remoteness and landlockedness
Share of population living in drylands
stat Value: 86.6 stat Value: 100.0
Index: 95.7 Index: 100.0
Source: CDP Source: CDP
Merchandise export concentration
Instability of agricultural production
stat Value: 0.89 stat Value: 7.0
Index: 93.1 Index: 29.9
Source: UNCTAD Source: FAO
Instability of exports of goods and services
Victims of disasters
stat Value: 12.1 stat Value: 0.56
Index: 24.1 Index: 62.0
Source: UN/DESA, Statistics Division Source: EM-DAT

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