Preparation of Botswana social development policy
In contrast to traditional economic development that focuses almost exclusively of increasing a nation’s GDP for poverty alleviation, social development emerged as an important development strategy which seeks a broader definition of development and seeks to directly address the issue of poverty.
Mokoro provided a Principal Consultant, Stephen Turner, to undertake research and provide information required by the Department of Social Services in the Ministry of Local Government for the development of a coherent Social Development Policy Framework and Implementation Plan towards meeting the needs of the most vulnerable members of society.
The consultant led a team to assess the current situation in the social development sector in Botswana, its strengths and weaknesses, and made recommendations for improvements to the system. An outline Social Development Policy Framework and Implementation Plan was prepared.