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Namibia QER Quarter 4 2023

This edition of the IPPR’s Quarterly Economic Review includes a special feature on Public Enterprise Reform. The issue of the fiscal burden placed on the nation’s public finances by underperforming public enterprises (or State-Owned Enterprises) has been a perennial concern since the 1990s when so many new state-owned companies were created. And like so many […]

Message of Condolence – Dr. Hage G. Geingob

We will remain ever thankful to the late President, who passed on February 4 2024, for his role in establishing Namibia as a modern, human rights-respecting democracy. We must guard his legacy by defending Namibia’s democratic gains.

Namibia’s Foreign Policy on Human Rights

Despite progressive provisions in its Constitution, Namibia’s foreign policy on human rights has been marred by inconsistencies. This paper, co-published with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), provides a timely analysis of Namibia’s track record in upholding human rights in the international community. The paper argues that Namibia’s foreign policy is characterised by […]

SME Financing in Namibia

SMEs are widely understood to be crucial for economic growth and job creation. After the collapse of the SME Bank in 2017, what are the options for support for this vital but often neglected sector of the economy?

The Cost Of Living Crisis

In 2022, the United Nations Development Programme estimated that the global cost of living crisis had pushed over 51 million people into extreme poverty at the US$ 1.90-a-day poverty line with an additional 20 million people falling into poverty at the US$ 3.20-a-day benchmark, bringing the net cumulative figure to 22.7% of the world’s population. […]

Namibia QER Quarter 3 2023

This edition of the IPPR’s Quarterly Economic Review includes a special feature on the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia – Namcor – which finds itself in a governance and financial crisis just as Namibia needs a stable national petroleum company to inspire confidence that it can manage its new-found oil resources effectively. In addition, this […]

State of the Economy 2023

The presentation made by economist Robin Sherbourne at the IPPR’s annual State of the Namibian Economy event on 22 August 2023

Is Namibia Meeting Its Procurement Commitments?

In this edition of Procurement Tracker we look at how Namibia is shaping up in terms of its commitments on procurement under the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), at the continuing confusion around the pharmaceuticals supply tender, and we unwrap the issue of debarment (exclusion of tainted companies and individuals).

Namibia QER Quarter 2 2023

This edition of the IPPR’s Quarterly Economic Review includes an overview of statistics relating to land reform and concludes that there is little official interest in measuring the success or otherwise of the land reform programme. In addition, this QER features the usual data on economic trends and a summary of recent news highlights affecting […]