Botswana scores high in economic freedom

source: Mmegi

WANETSHA MOSINYI
STAFF WRITER

Botswana’s economy is 68.6 percent free, according to the Heritage Foundation, 2008 Index of Economic Freedom assessment.

This makes the Botswana economy the world’s 36th freest. The overall score is essentially unchanged from last year. Botswana is ranked second out of 40 countries in the sub-Saharan region, but its overall score is well above the regional average.

Botswana is described as an economic regional leader and scores above the world average on seven of 10 economic freedoms.

Business freedom in the country is at 68.7 percent. The overall freedom to start, operate, and [continue reading]



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