The Bank aspires to be a world-class central bank with the highest standards of corporate governance and professional excellence.



The mission of the Bank of Botswana is to contribute to the sound economic and financial well-being of the country. The Bank seeks to promote and maintain:

  • price stability;
  • a safe, sound and stable financial system;
  • an efficient payments mechanism;
  • public confidence in the national currency;
  • sound international financial relations;

and to provide:

  • efficient banking services to its various clients; and
  • sound economic and financial advice to Government.


As set out in section 4 of the Bank of Botswana Act (Cap 55:01, section 4) as read with the Bank of Botswana (Amendment) Act, 2022, section 3, the Bank has the following principal objectives:

(1) first and foremost, the primary objective of the Bank shall be to achieve and maintain domestic price stability.

(2) Subject to subsection (1), the Bank shall contribute to the stability of the financial system and foster and maintain a stable, sound and competitive market-based financial system.

(3) Without prejudice to subsections (1) and (2) above, the Bank shall support national economic development goals.

(4) In the attainment of the objectives set out in this section, the Bank shall have and may exercise all the powers generally conferred upon a central bank.