Country risk rating


LOW RISK for entreprise

  • Economic risk

  • Business environment risk

  • Political risk

  • Commercial risk

  • Financing risk

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GDP USD18.62bn (World ranking 116, World Bank 2018)
Population 2.25mn (World ranking 143, World Bank 2018)
Form of state Parliamentary Republic
Head of government Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi (president)
Next elections 2022, presidential
  • Structural current account surplus
  • Valuable mining resources such as diamonds
  • Strong and stable government that makes efforts to diversify the country’s economy and conducts an investor-driven policy
  • Ample foreign reserves, which are a buffer in case of external shocks
  • Low public and external debts
  • Low barriers to external trade
  • One party has been ruling the country for 58 years (BDP) and is now facing internal divisions
  • Low access to reliable power and water resources, a bottleneck for the manufacturing sector
  • High poverty and unemployment

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