Botswana

National Assembly

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Openness and transparency

Information about access to parliamentary documents, parliament’s reporting to the public, parliament’s relation to Freedom of Information laws, and lobbying.

Parliamentary documents

The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance
All
The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance
Some
Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site
None
Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website
Some
Citizens can submit comments on draft legislation on the parliamentary web site
No

Annual reporting by parliament

Parliament publishes an annual report on its activities
Yes
The annual report is available on the parliamentary web site
No
Parliament publishes the parliamentary budget
No

Access to parliament

Plenary meetings are open to the public
Yes

Notes: No restrictions except display of party colours when attending plenary meetings

Committee meetings are open to the public
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Notes: The committee decides which meetings will be open to the public.

There is a dedicated channel for broadcasting parliamentary meetings
No
Media used for the dedicated channel
No information available
Meetings broadcast on the dedicated channel
No information available

Freedom of information

There is a freedom of information law in the country
No

Lobbying

There are rules about the activities of lobbyists in parliament
No
There is a register of accredited lobbyists
No

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No