Social Welfare Statistics

The Botswana Core Welfare Indicator Survey (BCWIS) estimated the national poverty rate at 19.3% in 2009/10(source: Botswana Core Welfare Indicator Survey)
Old age pensions allowance of P430 (source: Public Service Management Directive, 2017)
World war veterans allowance of P550 (source: Public Service Management Directive, 2017)
Destitute persons allowance of P250 (source: Public Service Management Directive, 2017)
The disability cash transfer of P400 (source: Public Service Management Directive, 2017)

 

National Poverty Rates

Source: Botswana Multi-Topic Survey 2015/16

The figure shows a 3% decrease in the national poverty incidence from 19.3% in 2009/10 to 16.3% in 2015/16. There was an observable downward trend between 2002/03 and 2015/16 showing a decrease in the national poverty rate over the years. Even though this shows an improvement in the poverty eradication efforts, 16.3% national poverty rate is still high for a country that has been experiencing an impressive economic growth.