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23 Aug 2020

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IPPR

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COVID-19

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COVID-19 – Reforming The Economy

Where Do We Go From Here?

COVID-19 has compounded the economic travails that were already afflicting Namibia before the pandemic. Could the crisis be used as the springboard for much-needed reform? This paper argues for Namibia to embark on a clear programme of reform that would include a re-orientation of the national budget, a drive for private sector investment, and the establishment of a new social contract involving a national minimum wage and cash transfers to people excluded from the formal workforce.