The Botswana Performance Report 2015, was conducted by ACHAP’s Consultancy Unit to assess the progress of the ‘Vision 2016’ indicators for the period 1966 to 1996. This study took a retrospective approach that assumed that if each of the ‘Vision 2016’ pillars were in place since 1966 (year of independence), then the same set of indicators would have prevailed. It should be noted that ‘Vision 2016’ was adopted in 1997 and therefore required some assumptions for this assessment. A quantitative approach was used to collect information from a nationally representative sample of respondents on their assessment of the performance of ‘Vision 2016’ indicators in the period 1966 – 1996.
A Quantitative Assessment of National Progress:
The methodology for the study involved the quantitative methods using a survey questionnaire. ACHAP assembled and managed field teams that here deployed across six districts to collect data from a nationally representative sample of 526 households.
Cohorts to Interview
The following specific age cohorts where selected for inclusion in the study:-
- Cohort 1 Aged >18 years in 1966 (Currently aged 66+ years)
- Cohort 2 Aged from 18 to 27 years in 1976 (Currently aged 56-65 years)
- Cohort 3 Aged from 18 to 27 years in 1986 (Currently aged 46-55 years)
The multistage sampling design was adopted for the study in which the six districts of Gaborone, Selebi Phikwe, Ngamiland East, Serowe/Palapye, Kanye/Moshupa, and Ngwaketse West were selected. The second stage of sampling used simple random sampling exclusively to select Enumeration Areas (EA’s) based on the 2011 Population and Housing Census sampling frame. And finally individuals from dwellings within the EA were selected.
The questionnaire captured pertinent information on Batswana perceptions on the various indicators for Vision 2016 performance for the period 1966 - 1996. The quantitative survey tool contained an introductory section informing the participants of the purpose of the survey and their rights to participate or decline if they so wish. The tool had several sections that directly addressed the performance of the various ‘Vision 2016’ indicators.
Quantitative secondary data was collected from the reports of the various institutions that were responsible for implementing various ‘Vision 2016 Pillars’ for the period 1966 – 1996. Time series data was also collected for each of the indicators covering the period under review. This historical data served as a basis to analyse the trends of each of the indicators to determine whether there was an improvement or a decline in each. As part of the capacity building efforts of the project graduates on the internship programme at ‘Vision 2016 Council’ were used to collect this time series data and fulfilled project cost saving measures as proposed by ‘The Council.
The findings of the report have been submitted to the Vision Council Secretariat for dissemination to the public through a broad range of media channels including national workshops, print and electronic media.