Botswana Development Corporation Limited (BDC)
was established in 1970 to be the
country's main agency for commercial and industrial development. The Government
of Botswana owns 100 percent of the issued share capital of the Corporation.
BDC's Role is to:
Provide financial assistance to investors with commercially
Support projects that generate sustainable employment for
Batswana and add to the skills of the local workforce.
Encourage citizen participation in business ventures.
Furthermore, BDC supports the development of viable businesses which perform one
or more of the following functions:
- Use locally available resources.
- Produce products for export or to substitute imports.
- Foster linkages with the local industry.
- Contribute to the development of Botswana's resources and
As far as possible, BDC wishes to limit its involvement in new
projects to a minority interest but will bear the major burden of development
where this is in the national interest.