Botswana Poverty Survey 2009/2010

10 Jul 2013 259 pages

This report presents result from 2009/10 Botswana Core Welfare Indicators Survey (BCSWIS), which was conducted from April 2009 to marchh 2010. The survey improves on Household Income Expenditure Surveys (HIES), which initially were conducted to measure income poverty. The broad objective of the survey was to collect monthly data from randomly selected households to provide information that could be used to better understand poverty situation in Botswana, taking into account all its dimensions.


Fundamental to determining poverty is information on household consumption, which provides the basis for measuring poverty to identify the poor and also enable their profiling. To also ensure that the household consumption was adequately recorded, the households were visited for a period of one (1) full month to capture their consumption data.

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