Overall, unemployment is identified by 58% of citizens as one of the most important problems affecting Batswana. This was the most frequently stated problem by a significant margin. Since the 2003 Afrobarometer survey, Batswana continue to point to unemployment as the most
The data is being released during a time when the government is rigorously implementing poverty eradication programmes such as Ipelegeng, Livestock Management and Infrastructure Development (LIMID), Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agricultural Development
(ISPAAD) and backyard gardening, etc. in an effort to create employment and eradicate poverty.