Civil Society Sustainability Index – Namibia

This short paper was prepared by the IPPR for the CSO Sustainability Index (2021) – covering issues facing Namibian civil society across seven dimensions: Legal Environment, Organisational Capacity, Financial Viability, Advocacy, Service Provision, Sectoral Infrastructure, and Public Image. The report is based on the comments and scores of a panel of civil society experts combined […]

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 Potential For Open Contracting In Namibia

Publishing the contracts and licences that government signs with mining, oil and gas companies is now on the radar in Namibia – after government committed to introducing international best practices on transparency and accountability by 2025.

Almost Everything You Wanted To Know About Green Hydrogen & Namibia

Namibia’s ambitious plans to enter the green hydrogen market will have major implications for Namibia’s macroeconomy and public finances. While the project is exciting and a potential ‘game-changer’ for Namibia, the public should keep a close eye on developments and insist on transparency. This primer on green hydrogen and Namibia sheds light on the challenges […]

2022-23: National Budget Review

With the economy only slowly starting to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022-23 national budget was a mostly modest affair. Revenue was once again limited. With public debt still threatening to spiral out of control, the minister sought to limit the size of the deficit by imposing restraints on spending. Despite […]

Unpacking Namibia’s Cybercrime Bill

The Cybercrime Bill (2019) has serious but fixable flaws that can be addressed as the final draft is finalised, argues Frederico Links in this new paper produced as part of the ‘Mainstreaming Human Rights in Cybercrime Law and Policy Making (MHRC)’ project, funded by Global Partners Digital (GPD).

Mid-Term Budget Review: Analysis

This Democracy Report special briefing paper analyses the Mid-Term Budget Review presented to the National Assembly by the Minister of Finance Iipumbu Shiimi on November 3 2021.

Regional Government In Namibia

This paper examines the extent to which power has been decentralised to regional governments in line with the decentralisation policy and legal framework adopted over two decades ago. The impact of decentralisation on the efficacy of regional governments as conduits of public service delivery and local development is also explored.