Barriers to Effective Whistleblowing in Botswana

Show simple item record Omotoye, Marumo 2023-03-28T12:58:34Z 2023-03-28T12:58:34Z 2022
dc.description Policy brief en_US
dc.description.abstract dopting Botswana’s construction industry as a case study, this Policy Brief examines key barriers to effective whistleblowing in Botswana. Data were drawn from 117 construction firms and interviews with regulators of this sector. Despite the enactment of the Whistleblowing Act 2016, the study finds the following key barriers to effective whistleblowing: (i) fear of retaliation or punishment, (ii) fear of job loss, (iii) absence of organisational whistleblowing policies, (iv) lack of incentive to report, (v) lack of education on whistleblowing, and (vi) insufficient action and follow-up on disclosures by authorities. From a policy perspective, there is a need to strengthen the existing legal protection offered to whistleblowers, their families and associates to ensure they are not subject to harm, retaliation or victimisation. There is also a need to increase levels of education and awareness on whistleblowing in general, and the Whistleblowing Act 2016 in particular. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship BIDPA en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Brief;17
dc.subject Botswana; Construction industry; Corruption; whistleblowing; disclosure en_US
dc.title Barriers to Effective Whistleblowing in Botswana en_US
dc.title.alternative Lessons from the construction industry en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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