Saturday 8 March 2008


Botswana -- most free and least corrupt. Shame about the IP ...

Some encouraging news for Botswana: it scores very well in the 2008 Index of Economic Freedom assessment by the Heritage Foundation. While Botswana scores very highly on most criteria, the report faults that country for a restrictive standards regime, domestic bias in government procurement, and weak enforcement of intellectual property rights. Meanwhile, standing in 37th position out of 163 countries in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index for 2006, Botswana is still the least corrupt country in Africa.



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11 March 2008 at 07:27 delete

According to the International Property Rights Index, Botswana has a "relatively" good property rights regime (including IP rights) ranked second (with Tunisia) in Africa - see posting here Has most of Africa still got that far to go?