Developing trade in services is a complicated process. Botswana currently lacks an explicit trade in services policy or a detailed, holistic plan to develop trade in services. There are important strategy documents, such as the Vision 2016 which considers individual service sectors, or the recently discussed national trade policy which also selects some service sectors for special treatment. However, developing trade in services, a catalyst to promote economic diversification away from traditional sectors, involves a fundamental shift in mindset throughout the whole economy involving different types of actions.
Dirk Willem te Velde and Massimiliano Calì