Categories and Criteria for Assessment

Investors Tier 1 – Sponsored Investors

Investors whose projects are sponsored by a recognised government institution (e.g.: BITC, Government Economic Diversification Hubs, Botswana Tourism Organisation) are considered under this category.

Approvals for these applicants are automatic, conditional on a security check.

Investors Tier 2 – Production Sector

Applicable to the following sectors: Agriculture, Mining, Manufacturing, Water & Electricity and Construction.

Eligibility requirements

Scores

Business attributes

105

Business activity

25

Priority sector

25

Non-priority sector

10

Financial investment

40

Equity investment

20

Over P5 million

20

P2 million – 5 million

15

Below P2 million

10

Total investment (including loans)

20

> P10 million

20

P5 million – 10 million

15

P2 million – 5 million

10

< P2 million

5

Number of Batswana employees

20

> 50

20

(11–50)

15

(1–10)

10

Proportion of Batswana partners/shareholders

20

>30%

20

>0% <30%

15

Nil

10

Investor/entrepreneur attributes

30

Effective communication mechanism

10

General business experience

10

Residence in Botswana

10

Maximum points

135

Pass mark (60%)

81

Investors Tier 3 – Services Sector

Applicable to the following sectors: Tourism, Trade, Transport, Communications, Finance and Business Services, Social and Personal Services, and Information Technology.

Eligibility requirements

Scores

Business attributes

105

Business activity

25

Priority sector

25

Non-priority sector

10

Financial investment

40

Equity investment

20

Over P2 million

20

P500,000 – 2 million

15

Below P500,000

10

Total investment (including loans)

20

> P5 million

20

P2 million – 5 million

15

P1 million – 2 million

10

< P1 million

5

Number of Batswana Employees

20

> 15

20

(6–15)

15

(1–5)

10

Proportion of Batswana partners (effective participation)

20

>30%

20

>0% <30%

15

Nil

10

Investor/entrepreneur attributes

45

Effective communication mechanism

10

Educational / professional qualifications

15

Diploma or equivalent

5

Bachelors or equivalent

10

Masters, PhD or equivalent

15

General business experience

10

Residence in Botswana

10

Maximum points

150

Pass mark (60%)

90

 

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