The Bank maintains the capability to analyze all key economic policy issues that impact on the economy of Botswana, including both domestic and international developments. As well as detailed policy analysis, this includes the collection of necessary statistical data and conducting relevant research. The main focus is on the core mandate of the Bank. As with other central banks, this includes monetary policy; this in line with the principal of objective of monetary stability, as set out in the Bank of Botswana Act. The same legislation also stipulates that the Bank shall advise on exchange rate policy, which it is also responsible for implementing on behalf of the Government.