The Right to Freedom of Expression in Namibia

The IPPR contributed a chapter to the new report ‘The Struggle for the Realisation of the Right to Freedom of Expression in Southern Africa’. The chapter focuses on impediments to freedom of expression in the Communications Act, the Protection of Information Act, and the Prevention and Combating of Terrorist and Proliferation Activities Act. The report […]

Civil Society Sustainability Index – Namibia

This short paper was prepared by the IPPR for the CSO Sustainability Index (2019) – 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 […]

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, […]

The APRM Process in Namibia – A Call For Action

In January 2017, Namibia became the 36th African Union (AU) member state to voluntarily accede to the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). The APRM’s rules require that civil society is meaningfully involved in each country’s review process. Together with government and the private sector, the country’s civil society sought to diagnose governance strengths and weaknesses, […]

African Growth & Opportunity Act

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) aims to provide improved access to the US market for sub-Saharan African countries. Namibian businesses have not taken up many of the opportunities afforded by AGOA to export to the US market. This publication, produced by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) with the support of the […]

Namibia’s Media – Facing the Digital Challenge

Globally, the media industry is undergoing a far-reaching transformation as a result of rapid economic, technological and political changes over the past decade. The digital revolution has been positive in many respects: significantly more people are now able to affordably and quickly access vast amounts of information via internet platforms around the world. However, digitalisation […]

Towards A Blue Economy

What is the Blue Economy? And what could it mean for Namibia, a country with a 1,500 km coastline – much of it pristine desert? The IPPR’s new publication examines these questions and suggests ways in which Namibia can harness the potential of its coastal regions in a sustainable way.

Housing in Namibia

Findings from a survey around the country, and recommendations for going forward.