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Problematic Influences

States have a legitimate mandate to protect national security. However, on a global scale, the concept of national security has increasingly become a problematic framework for state approaches to cyberspace and digital technology law. In many countries, the state frequently invokes the rhetoric of national security to justify authoritarian repression and human rights violations. In […]

Green Hydrogen Monitor

The Green Hydrogen Monitor aims to provide updates and insights on green hydrogen-related developments in Namibia. This includes reviews of financing options, governance issues, environmental impacts, feasibility concerns, economic questions, and the changing international context.

Open Budget Survey 2023

When governments provide information and meaningful channels for the public to engage in the budget process, we can better ensure public money is spent in the public interest. The latest Open Budget Survey (OBS) reveals that Namibia is progressing in terms of budget transparency and public participation, but still has work to do on budget […]

Data Deficits Undermine Procurement Governance

Take a look at our first Procurement Tracker of 2024 which dives into the pressing issues of data deficits, explores the importance of open contracting, and uncovers how the ATI law intertwines with public procurement. 

Namibia QER Quarter 1 2024

This edition of the IPPR’s Quarterly Economic Review includes a special feature which examines whether government has indulged in election-related spending splurges since independence. Budgets in election years are reviewed including the 2024/25 budget tabled ahead of the 27 November 2024 national elections. The QER also includes the usual Quarter Summary, News Highlights, Key Economic Variables, […]

Guide to the Access to Information Law #3

The third in a series of three booklets that explain how the layperson can use the Access to Information Act. This booklet looks at what can be done if your request for information is refused. The first and second booklets in the series are available here and here

Guide to the Access to Information Law #2

The second in a series of three booklets that explain how the layperson can use the Access to Information Act. This booklet gives a step by step guide to how to request information. The first and third booklets in the series are available here and here

Guide to the Access to Information Law #1

The first in a series of three booklets that explain how the layperson can use the Access to Information Act. This booklet outlines the scope and principles of the law and introduces the officials who administer it. The second and third booklets in the series are available here and here

Human Rights in Namibia

In early March 2024, Namibian civil society submitted its report on Namibia’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to the UN Human Rights Committee. The report was produced in collaboration with the Centre for Civil and Political Rights based in Geneva. The UN Human Rights Committee, meeting from 4 to […]

The National Budget 2024-25

The 2024-25 National Budget indicated that Finance Minister Iipumbu Shiimi has successfully steered the country’s public finances through their most challenging period since Independence. Yet, as the Minister admitted, the recovery will not be nearly sufficient to address the country’s high unemployment levels. Creating sustainable employment opportunities remains the central economic challenge facing Namibia.