This short brief on the state of civil society in Namibia is part of a global report based on the CSO Sustainability Index for 2017. The report, which was compiled by the IPPR following a period of research and a panel of experts discussion, examines the state of civil society across seven dimensions. These are Legal Environment, Organisational Capacity, Financial Viability, Advocacy, Service Provision, Sectoral Infrastructure, and Public Image. Namibia’s scores have deteriorated on five of these dimensions, most notably Financial Viability. The Public Image score remained the same while the Advocacy score improved moderately.