Mid-Year Budget Review 22/23: Analysis

Finance Minister Iipumbu Shiimi tabled Namibia’s Mid-Year Budget Review in the National Assembly on 25 October 2022. This analysis looks at key aspects of the budget including growth prospects, an unexpected upturn in revenue, the tendency to increase spending rather than pay down debt, the overall fiscal picture, and whether the budget documents disclose enough […]

MPs’ Assets Register Remains A Concern

National Assembly MPs are supposed to submit their assets and interests declarations every year but the system is in disarray with widespread non-compliance and lax enforcement of the rules. Our latest Perspectives on Parliament bulletin looks at situation as another deadline for MPs to submit their details is about to pass.

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 […]

Order in Parliament

This briefing paper, published as part of the IPPR’s Democracy Report project, seeks to evaluate the appropriateness of parliamentary procedure in the National Assembly in light of fears around executive overreach, reports of disorderly conduct by MPs, and the rise in political temperatures over the past two years.

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.

The Opaque World Of Political Party Finance

This edition of the IPPR’s Perspectives on Parliament bulletin examines the worrying lack of transparency and accountability that marks political party funding in Namibia. In addition, the publication asks if the current Access to Information bill is up to scratch or if it can still be improved? Also in the spotlight is the dispute over […]

Perspectives on Parliament July 2021

This edition of the IPPR’s Perspectives on Parliament bulletin looks at the impact COVID-19 has had on parliament, asks what has happened to the Access to Information bill, and reviews the recent controversy over genocide reparations. Perspectives on Parliament is part of IPPR’s Democracy Report project which is funded by the Embassy of Finland.

Agriculture in Namibia – An Overview

This paper gives a brief overview of the agricultural sector in Namibia including types of farming, contributions to the economy and employment, gender inequality, drought, the land question, trade, fisheries, and key agricultural stakeholders.

The 2019 Election and Gender

This Perspectives on Parliament bulletin looks at the issue of women’s representation in parliament and what the 2019 election result means for the composition of the 7th National Assembly (2020-2025). In addition, party commitments in manifestos on gender-related issues are reviewed and progress towards gender equity across various leadership levels assessed.