International Economics (IEC) is supporting Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) in conducting a sector study to identify potential for ICT export expansion as well as investment opportunities in the ICT sector in Botswana and inform the design of strategies and policies to spur growth in the ICT sector and IT-enabled services.

The sector study will consider, as part of the analysis, investment opportunities in labour intensive segments of the ICT sector; and explore investment and employment opportunities for women and rural communities. The component on the policy and regulatory analysis of the ICT sector study is expected to assess, among others, specific areas to be addressed to enable ease of participation of women in the ICT SME sub-sector.