Local & Regional Councils: Governance Assessment 2022
The Local and Regional Government Annual Assessment is a new IPPR publication which is planned to appear in the last quarter of each calendar year. Assessments are based on the levels of transparency and accountability exhibited by each of Namibia’s 14 regional councils along with a geographically representative subset of 18 of the country’s 57 […]
After Fishrot: Urgent Need For Transparency & Accountability
In the three years since the news of the Fishrot corruption scandal made global headlines, nothing has been done to reform the highly secretive way in which the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources operates. This briefing paper calls for a complete opening up of the fisheries sector and urges the Ministry to publish full […]
‘The Largest Tender In Namibia’s History’
This edition of Procurement Tracker looks at how the procurement issues around Namibia’s much-vaunted green hydrogen plans have been handled from a governance point of view. The bulletin also rounds up recent news including developments in the long-running government medical aid saga.
Namibian Governance Report 2015-20
The report sets out to assess the governance record of President Geingob’s first five years in office with reference to two themes that he has proclaimed as central to his intentions to promote good governance: The installing of “robust governance architecture” and Improving systems, processes and institutions. Issues considered include whistleblower protection, access to information, […]
Civil Society & The Struggle Against Corruption
In the wake of the Fishrot scandal, Namibian civil society needs to significantly step up its efforts to fight corruption. The best way of doing this would be for civil society organisations to create a common platform that can vigorously promote a national anti-corruption agenda.
The Auditor-General’s Role in Tackling Corruption
This new briefing paper argues that the Office of the Auditor-General should take a more pro-active approach to tackling corruption and find ways of collaborating with key stakeholders including the Anti-Corruption Commission and civil society.
A Call for Action on Corruption
An IPPR media release setting out eight practical steps President Geingob could take to reinforce “processes, systems and institutions” and demonstrate a real commitment to “zero tolerance for corruption”.
Creaking Under Its Own Weight
Bottlenecks and backlogs continue to undermine the delivery of justice in Namibia – thereby fuelling negative perceptions of the rule of law and the effectiveness of the criminal justice system. Efforts over recent years to introduce case management systems and speed up the handling of cases appear to have only had a minimal effect. Many […]
Muckraking in Namibia
Investigative journalism shines a light of accountability on those who seek to commit acts of corruption under a shroud of secrecy. Yet, investigative journalism cannot play a meaningful role in reducing corruption unless it is properly funded and supported. In Namibia, the pressures of producing daily newspapers can mean there is a lack of resources […]
The Role of the Private Sector in Tackling Corruption
What can businesses do to help fight corruption?