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 […]

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 […]

Climate Adaptation – What Can You Do?

The punishing effects of climate change have been felt by every country in the world. Global warning has caused and is still causing fundamental changes to the climate system, threatening our lives and our planet. The need for adaptation is inevitable – and calls for immediate individual and collective action. This is the last in […]

Namibia QER Quarter 3 2022

The onset of the global COVID pandemic in early 2020 heralded massive disruption in the global economy -and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 only poured fire on the flames. As a small, open middle-income economy, Namibia has inevitably been buffeted by the global forces at work. This latest edition of the IPPR’s Quarterly […]

Agriculture & Climate Change: A Losing Battle?

As global greenhouse gas emissions rise, the climate changes more and more rapidly — posing a major threat to agriculture and therefore the food and nutritional security of the world. This is the third in a series of four climate-focused factsheets produced by the IPPR with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.