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While MICs continue to become more influential in world politics, they face different challenges within their borders. Social and technological change accompanying the economic transformation has significantly shifted the development needs of these countries. The United Nations recognized the importance of responding to these new needs and of developing a well-defined agenda that guides its programme content and operations to address the priorities of MICs. 

The outcome document, United Nations Middle Income Country Strategy: Strategic Plan 2011–2016, presents results of consultations with multiple stakeholders, analyzes the changing environment, needs and interests of Botswana as MIC, and reviews the role of the UNCT and its performance in the country. This strategy document is guiding the implementation of the Botswana/UN Programme of Operation (GOB – UNPOP, 2010-2014) in the spirit of strengthening Delivering as One in the country.