Botswana Development Corporation Limited (BDC)



  • Organization TypeGovernment, Investment & Finance
  • Staff51-100
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersBotswana
  • Founded1970
Botswana Development Corporation is a development finance Institution founded in 1970 as a limited liability company with the Government of Botswana as the sole shareholder. It was formed to promote and facilitate the development of industrial, commercial, and agricultural enterprises within the framework of the Government's plan for economic development. As the country’s main agency for development, today BDC remains one of the biggest investors in Botswana with group investment assets worth over BWP3.6 billion, from a humble ZAR20,000 worth of investment assets held as at the commencement of operations in 1971. VISION To be an innovative and sustainable development finance institution. MISSION To provide, facilitate and support financing of commercially viable enterprises in order to contribute to the sustainable development and economic growth of the Botswana economy. MANDATE BDC’s primary mandate is to drive the Industrialisation of the country by providing financial assistance to investors with commercially viable projects. BDC provides both debt and equity financing to commercially viable projects that perform one or more of the following functions: - Pioneer new industries - Unlock value in existing industries - Stimulate private sector growth and foster linkages with the local industry  - Drive diversification and exports - Create significant employment. SECTORS The Corporation Invests in commercially viable projects in all sectors of the economy except large-scale mining. These sectors include: - Industry/Manufacturing - Agriculture - Services - Property & Infrastructure  - Energy.  BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Manufacturing / Industry With its mandate to develop the commercial and industrial sector in the country, the Corporation has a pivotal role to play in the diversification of the economy.  Property Development and Management As a development financier, BDC has been instrumental in the sustained growth of the Property market, through its 100% owned properties, and partnerships. Agribusiness BDC is commited to growing the agricultural sector in Botswana.


Staff at Botswana Development Corporation Limited (BDC) have experience in


  • economic policy
  • finance
  • banking system
  • urban planning
  • development


  • world bank group


  • botswana
  • united states
  • jordan
  • south africa
  • kazakhstan


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • Botswana (headquarters)
  • Gaborone
  • Fairscape Precinct, Plot 70667, The Tower Fairgrounds, P/Bag 160