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The Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa, which became independent within the Commonwealth in 1966. It has held uninterrupted democratic elections since independence and is the continent's longest continuous multi-party democracy. It is relatively free of corruption and has a good human rights record.

It is also the world's largest producer of diamonds and the trade has transformed it into a middle-income nation. Apart from the diamond industry, tourism, financial services, subsistence farming, and cattle raising are other key sectors. 

ITC is currently lending support to the design and implementation of national, sectorial and regional or functional (cross-sector topics) export strategies, facilitated through public-private sector dialogue. This process mainstreams trade into national development plans and addresses social values such as poverty-reduction, gender equity, youth, employment, the environment and regional integration.