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.

Culture, Performance and the Origins of Political Trust

This paper looks at the origins of political trust in Namibia by examining two contending theories for explaining political trust: cultural and institutional. The relative importance of cultural and institutional factors in predicting political trust is tested by means of a multiple linear regression model, using the most recent data that was collected during Round […]

Technology in the 2019 Namibian Elections

Despite using electronic voting machines at national and sub-national elections in 2014 and 2015, many voters and parties still hold strong suspicions about EVMs and the use of technology in general at polling stations. This briefing paper examines the use of various technologies at Namibian elections – from biometric registration kits through voter verification devices […]

Namibian Political Finance

A new paper looking at whether the laws and regulations on the financing of political parties are working

Fake News & Namibian Elections

‘Fake news’ –misinformation, disinformation and propaganda – is very much a reality in Namibian political and electoral processes. Various social media platforms have become the preferred battlegrounds on which disturbing, divisive and even dangerous campaigns and content are being shared. This report describes what ‘fake news’ on Namibian social media looks like and where it […]