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1 Highlights from Vision Council’s new progress report on the Vision 2016 Pillars June 12, 2009 Presented by Ms. Charity Kgotlafela Vision 2016 Council Publicity Manager

2 Outline of Presentation New reporting format: Botswana Performance Report Vision 2016 Pillars & Expectations for the Nation How Monitoring and Evaluation was carried out ‘Progress Report’ on Each Vision Pillar * Areas of Progress * Some Concerns * Major Challenges 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision 20162

3 What is ‘Botswana’s Performance’ Report? A new approach to reporting on the Vision 2016 pillars Identifies the Key Result Areas (KRAs) for each Pillar and reports on how well Botswana is performing Identifies the expectations for the nation and all Batswana in order to meet the goals of Vision 2016 (draws on Vision documents) 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision 20163

4 What is ‘Botswana’s Performance’ Report? (cont) Tells a ‘performance story’ for each Pillar that is oriented to results/outcomes reporting Identifies a set of indicators for each Pillar and KRA that exemplify ‘expected results’ for the nation. Report will be produced after every two to three years, with a provision to give updates on results of evaluation studies. Next Report to target NDP Mid Term Review and Last before 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision 20164

5 Vision 2016 Pillars and Expectations for the Nation Vision 2016 Pillar Key Result Area Expected 1. An Educated, Informed Nation Universal, continuing & quality education Universal, continuing & quality education An informed society An informed society An IT literate society An IT literate society 2. Prosperous, Productive & Innovative Nation Rapid economic growth & diversification Rapid economic growth & diversification Sustainable development Sustainable development Full employment Full employment 3. Compassionate, Just & Caring Nation Eradication of absolute poverty & more equitable income distribution Eradication of absolute poverty & more equitable income distribution Accessible & good quality health services Accessible & good quality health services No new HIV infections No new HIV infections 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision 20165

6 Vision 2016 Pillars and Expectations for the Nation (cont.) Vision 2016 Pillar Key Result Area Expected 4. Safe & Secure Nation A safe & secure society A safe & secure society A professional public security service A professional public security service 5. Open, Democratic & Accountable Nation Responsible & accountable leadership Responsible & accountable leadership Open & transparent government Open & transparent government 6. Moral & Tolerant Nation A discrimination-free society A discrimination-free society National moral & cultural values National moral & cultural values 7. United & Proud Nation National unity National unity Social stability Social stability A strong family institution A strong family institution 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision 20166

7 Tracking Progress – How Monitoring and Evaluation was carried out Monitoring and reporting historically hampered by lack of suitable data – still the case Inaugural edition of ‘Botswana’s Performance’ uses a broad-based approach: * Draws data from many sources – public and private sectors, civil society, international sources. * Issue-specific research and studies * Both quantitative and qualitative data * Variety of benchmarking in assessing progress Objective is to tell a ‘performance story’ 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision 20167

8 Structure of Report Under each Pillar Identifies Expectations of the Nation (Drawn from Vision Book). Gives indication of what the situation is like using indicators to show trends (Improving, No trend or Worsening). Highlights concerns and challenges against each KRA and Pillar. Identifies Vision Pillar Success Stories from Public and Private Sectors as well as Civil Society. 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision 20168

9 A Pillar by Pillar Examination of ‘Progress’ Areas of Progress Some Concerns Major Challenges 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision 20169

10 Vision Pillar 1: An Educated, Informed Nation - (Pg 23-37) Areas of Progress ▲ Increased net enrollment at all levels (primary 92%, junior Secondary 50%, Senior Sec 20%, tertiary 11.4% ▲ High & rising literacy rate (81%) ▲ Improved access to information (print & electronic media) (Radio Botswana 1, 85%, BTV,40%) ▲ Improved connectivity (mobile telephones, 91% & household computers,6.7% and on average a computer is available for every 28 students) 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

11 Vision Pillar 1: An Educated, Informed Nation Some Concerns ► ‘ Quality’ of education an issue (low test scores in TIMSS) Bots scored 366 & 365, in math and science respectively in Scores dropped to 364 and 355 in 2007 ► High drop-out rate at secondary level ► Low priority given to early childhood education (17%) ► Relatively slow introduction of national ICT programme – internet access in schools; e-government readiness ► Lack of ‘freedom of information’ legislation impedes ‘openness & transparency’ ► Limited use of Setswana language in media and Public Policy Documents 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

12 Vision Pillar 1: An Educated, Informed Nation Major Challenges ▼ Not responding to Vision 2016 expectation of embracing other languages in educational system ▼ Lack of data makes monitoring ‘quality’ of education difficult 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

13 Vision Pillar 2: A Prosperous, Productive and Innovative Nation – (Pg 38-56) Areas of Progress ▲ National growth of the economy has been high, though slowing recently (5.1 average ann growth % in 2007 against annual Vision target of 7.9%) ▲ International business ranking high(Botswana ranked 38 th /181 countries in 2009 (importance of perceived ‘good governance’) ▲ Greater gender balance in the workforce ( female participation at 45% as at 2006) ▲ Expansion of ‘Informal sector’ increases employment for ‘hard to employ’ ▲ Communities becoming involved in management of environmental assets ▲ Good success in managing some wildlife species 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

14 Vision Pillar 2: A Prosperous, Productive and Innovative Nation Some Concerns ► Limited inflow of investment ► Economy has not diversified as planned (mining still contributes 58% to GDP) ► Limited employment growth in the private sector ► Key sector for growth of economy (mining) generates limited employment (4%) ► ‘Formal sector’ relying on public sector to generate jobs ► Several structural factors (limited skills, low pop, small market) challenge goals of Vision Pillar 2 ► Potential for land-use conflict between competing needs/uses/interests ► Dangerous drop in population of some wildlife species (warthog, sitatunga and duiker) 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

15 Vision Pillar 2: A Prosperous, Productive and Innovative Nation Major Challenges ▼ High unemployment persists(17% in 2006 ) ▼ But, CSO data makes precision difficult ▼ Economy creating too few jobs to meet Vision target of ‘full employment’ ▼ Range of challenges to deal with the declining agriculture sector 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

16 Vision Pillar 3 : A Compassionate, Just and Caring Nation – (Pg 57-75) Areas of Progress ▲ Significant improvements in the fight against poverty (96% access to safe drinking water in 2004; sanitation standards increased from 39% in 2001 to 52% in 2006) ▲ Poverty datum line reduced from 47% in 1993 to 28% in 2005) ▲ A well-established and accessible health system in place nationally (84% of pop accessed facilities within radius of 5km and 95% within radius of 8km in 2007 ) ▲ One of the most progressive and significantly funded set of programs to combat HIV/AIDS ▲ Some progress made in fight against HIV/AIDS, for certain demographic groups (pregnant women aged years and people aged years) 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

17 Vision Pillar 3: A Compassionate, Just and Caring Nation Some Concerns ► Despite progress, poverty continues to be a serious problem, particularly given Botswana’s status as ‘medium-income’ country ► In spite of accessible health infrastructure, some health outcomes are declining (Infant and Child Mortality Rates) ► Variation in standard of living between rural and urban centres (accessibility of households to sanitation is 77% in urban centres, 63% in urban villages and 32% in rural areas) ► May relate to extra stress on health care due to HIV/AIDS and/or too few highly-qualified and trained practitioners ► Incidence of HIV/AIDS is still extremely high and showing little/no decline for some demographic groups ► More discussion needed on drivers of HIV/AIDS ► Too little quality data and sub-national data to better understand poverty and health outcomes 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

18 Vision Pillar 3 : A Compassionate, Just and Caring Nation Major Challenges ▼ Vision target of ‘eradicating absolute poverty’ not likely achievable ▼ Vision target of ‘no new HIV infections by 2016’ not likely realistic ▼ Negative impact of HIV/AIDS for Botswana, both socially and economically, runs across all 7 Vision 2016 pillars 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

19 Vision Pillar 4: A Safe and Secure Nation – (Pg 76-90) Areas of Progress ▲ Drop in incidence of road accidents and fatalities (106 in 2004 and dropping to 97.9 in 2006) Incidence of fatalities also dropping, 31 in 2004 to 24.7 in 2006 ▲ Botswana continues to be viewed as one of the safest countries in Africa ▲ Improved training and equipping BPS and BDF and recruitment of women into the Forces ▲ Improved infrastructure to deal with newer forms of crime (‘white collar’) and major threats (‘disaster preparedness’) 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

20 Vision Pillar 4: A Safe and Secure Nation Some Concerns ► Overall crime rate has risen dramatically (partly due to illegal immigrants, unemployment) ► Burglary and theft represents ¾ of all crime reported ► Violent crime is rising; now representing 20% of all crime reported ► Violence against women represents some 40% of all violent crime reported (or 8% of all crime in total) ► ‘White collar’ crime rising – more difficult to detect because of sophistication ► Some evidence that public has less confidence in the Police 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

21 Vision Pillar 4: A Safe and Secure Nation Major Challenges ▼ Vision 2016 goal of ‘eliminating serious and violent crime’ not likely to be achieved unless current trend reverses 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

22 Vision Pillar 5: An Open, Democratic and Accountable Nation – (Pg 91 – 107) Areas of Progress ▲ Botswana ranked highly (Regionally and Internationally) in terms of standards of ‘good governance’ – for example, ‘political stability and absence of violence’; ‘government effectiveness’; ‘willingness of the government to respect the rights of citizens to take part in the affairs of the state’; ‘fighting poor ethics in the public service’; ‘enjoyment of freedom of expression, freedom of association, and a free media’ ▲ Ranked number 1 in Africa in terms of ‘control of corruption’ ▲ High belief in the ‘Rule of Law’ in Botswana ▲ Government has put in place many institutions (DCEC, Ombudsman) and practices to enhance responsible and accountable leadership ▲ Improved representation of tribal groups in Ntlo ya Dikgosi 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

23 Vision Pillar 5: An Open, Democratic and Accountable Nation Some Concerns ► Despite high rankings in Africa, Botswana’s rank worldwide is dropping in certain areas – ‘regulatory quality (12.1%)’ and ‘voice and accountability (11.7%)’ source: Progress of Good Governance in Botswana 2008 (BIDPA). ► In terms of service delivery, apparently low customer satisfaction with the public service ► Office of the Ombudsman has challenges that impact on its effectiveness (awareness, accessibility) ► Vision 2016 goal to establish a law reform structure (to ensure the country has relevant, up-to-date and effective laws) still not addressed ► Some concern with apathy among Batswana insofar as national elections are concerned 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

24 Vision Pillar 5: An Open, Democratic and Accountable Nation Major Challenges ▼ None identified 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

25 Vision Pillar 6: A Moral & Tolerant Nation – (Pg ) Areas of Progress ▲ Greater tolerance and acceptance of differences between people – their religion, language, ethnic background ▲ Greater gender sensitivity and equality of opportunities for women ▲ Batswana generally do not feel discriminated against in terms of ‘their freedom to choose what to do with their lives’ 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

26 Vision Pillar 6: A Moral & Tolerant Nation Some Concerns ► The general increase in overall crime raises concern over whether Batswana in general will in future be considered as well-behaved and law abiding ► Many women still feel that negative social attitudes towards the status and role of women have not been eradicated ► Perceived ill behaviour or lack of Botho, alcohol and drug abuse and vandalism amongst Batswana, especially youth ► Transition from the ‘traditional’ to the ‘nuclear’ family putting pressure on the institution of the family, the central institution for transmitting social and moral values to young people 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

27 Vision Pillar 6: A Moral & Tolerant Nation Major Challenges ▼ None identified 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

28 Vision Pillar 7: A United and Proud Nation – (Pg 118 – 137) Areas of Progress ▲ In spite of small population, Botswana has produced some top World Class athletes – potential role models for young people ▲ A number of factors have been promoting social stability – fostering religious freedom; celebrating cultural diversity; ensuring tribal neutrality in the Constitution; etc. ▲ Incidence of teenage childbearing steadily dropping (though factors in addition to ‘responsible parenting’ could also be a factor) 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

29 Vision Pillar 7: A United and Proud Nation Some Concerns ► Until recently, sport and culture not a priority for government ► More investment needed in grass roots sport development, community facilities, coaches ► Preservation of Batswana heritage and culture needs to be a higher priority for funding by government ► The change in the ‘family unit’ (from the ‘traditional’ to the ‘nuclear’ family) raises expectations and responsibilities on parents in day-to- day upbringing of children. Some feeling ill-equipped ► Other factors undermining the ‘family unit’ – impact of HIV/AIDS on orphans; apparent tolerance for multiple partners, particularly men (latter serve as poor role models for children and increase risk associated with spread of HIV/AIDS) 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

30 Vision Pillar 7: A United and Proud Nation Major Challenges ▼ None identified 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

31 Overall Performance 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision Percentage

32 Conclusion Appreciable progress has been made across all the pillars. However, HIV/AIDS, poverty, u nemployment, Crime, low Agricultural productivity, limited economic diversification, among others remain major challenges. 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

33 Wayforward Collective efforts by the Public Sector, Private Sector and Civil Society required to turnaround these challenges Question – How can efforts be effectively synchronized in the next six years to assure work in unison? Vision Council’s thought: Three sectors strategies to come to bear!! 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision

34 Wayforward Cont. Previous suggestion – National Implementation Framework. Investment in national data development strategy needed –data that relates to ‘results’ of programs & policies; collected in a consistent & systematic way; disaggregated below national level; etc I THANK YOU 'Botswana's Performance' 2009 A Progress Report on Vision


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