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Botswana Development Corporation or ‘BDC,’ is the country’s main agency for commercial and industrial development. Established in 1970 under the Companies Act, BDC is a company Limited by Shares and owned by the Government of Botswana. The control of the Corporation is vested in an independent Board of Directors led by an Independent Non-Executive Chairman. The Managing Director is responsible for the day to day running of the Corporation.


BDC’s primary mandate is to drive the Industrialization of the country by providing financial assistance to investors with commercially viable projects. BDC provides both debt and equity financing to commercially viable projects that perform one or more of the following functions:
• Pioneer new industries
• Unlock value in existing industries
• Stimulate private sector growth and foster linkages with the local industry
• Drive diversification and exports
• Create significant employment.


The Corporation Invests in commercially viable projects in all sectors of the economy except large-scale mining. These sectors include:
• Industry/Manufacturing
• Agriculture
• Services
• Property & Infrastructure
• Energy.


To be an innovative and sustainable development finance institution.


To provide, facilitate and support financing of commercially viable enterprises in order to contribute to the sustainable development and economic growth of the Botswana economy.


Enterprising – Ready to undertake projects of importance, difficulty and in unchartered territories, with energy, imagination or initiative
Collaboration – Foster the spirit of collaboration internally to work with one another to achieve our vision and with other institutions within Botswana and aboard to achieve our mandate
Integrity – Remain steadfast in delivering on BDCs promises in a manner which upholds honesty, fairness and equality

Botswana Development Corporation
Fairscape Precinct, Plot 70667, The Tower, Fairgrounds
Private Bag 160, Gaborone
Tell: (267) 365 1300
Twitter: @BDCLimited
Facebook Page: Botswana Development Corporation Limited
LinkedIn: Botswana Development Corporation Limited