BDC Mandate and Structure


BDC’s primary mandate is to drive the Industrialisation 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 and foreign investors

• 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



Property & Infrastructure



To be an investment partner of choice in the transformation of Botswana's economy.


To create sustainable economic value as a strategic investor of inclusive, impactful and productive enterprises.

Our Governance structure

At a governance level, BDC is directed by a board of directors appointed by the Minister of Trade and Industry (as the representative of the shareholder). In appointing the members, the Minister places emphasis on skills and expertise and attracts private business leaders, public sector executives as well renowned practitioners in areas of specialities deemed critical for BDC’s strategy.