Our Background

The Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC) was established through an Act of Parliament in December 1993 as a Parastatal with a tripartite board comprising of representatives from government, employers' and workers' organisations together with a few stakeholders.

The statutory mandate of the BNPC is to enhance the level of productivity awareness as an advocacy function and to enable individuals and organisations through training and consulting to be productive and competitive. The enablement process involves assisting organisations to adopt best management practices through productivity enhancing tools and techniques.

Our Mandate is to:

  • stimulate and generate productivity consciousness in Botswana
  • promote increased productivity in all sectors of the economy
  • improve and develop standards of management in all aspects and at all levels
  • promote good/labour management relations
  • foster equitable productivity gain sharing between management, workers and consumers.

Our Strategic Objectives are to:

  • facilitate the reform of the Public Service in Botswana to where it is rated the best in Africa.
  • facilitate the improvement of the quality of Botswana's workforce to where it is ranked the best in the SADC region.
  • provide productivity statistics and information.
  • facilitate a culture of excellence within the private sector with a particular focus on SMMEs to enable targeted local businesses to achieve a regionally competitive rating on the business excellence model.
  • achieve a 400 rating on the Botswana Excellence Model by the 2009.
  • reduce BNPC financial dependence on government grant funding.