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12 Nov 2019 | by Frederico Links and Rakkel Andreas

A new paper looking at whether the laws and regulations on the financing of political parties are working

31 Oct 2019 | by Dietrich Remmert & Rakkel Andreas

This new briefing paper seeks to understand the relationship between Namibia and China – by looking at areas such as trade, investment, debt, the extractives sector, SME activity, construction projects, …

29 Oct 2019 | by Frederico Links

Two-and-a-half years since the Public Procurement Act was made operational, the procurement system remains mired in problems – not least a series of capacity issues. The IPPR’s latest Procurement Tracker …

8 Oct 2019 | by IPPR

The latest quarterly economic review from the IPPR examines economic developments that took place in the third quarter of 2019, taking note of the recent economic growth summit, disappointing macroeconomic …

3 Oct 2019 | by Frederico Links

E-procurement has been shown to reduce procurement costs, improve efficiency and limit corruption risks yet Namibia’s transition to e-procurement is hardly out of the starting blocks. This edition of Procurement …

18 Sep 2019 | by Frederico Links

‘Fake news’ –misinformation, disinformation and propaganda – is very much a reality in Namibian political and electoral processes. Various social media platforms have become the preferred battlegrounds on which disturbing, …

15 Sep 2019 | by Klaus Schade

Upward movements on both the main BCM index and the leading indicator (which seeks to pick up future trends) continued to suggest that better economic times lie ahead. Despite this, …

12 Sep 2019 | by Klaus Schade

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) aims to provide improved access to the US market for sub-Saharan African countries. Namibian businesses have not taken up many of the opportunities …

30 Aug 2019 | by Klaus Schade

The IJG Business Climate Monitor deteriorated in June 2019 following promising upward movements in previous months. Overall, the IJG BCM indicates that the economy is still struggling to move out …

15 Aug 2019 | by Klaus Schade

The IJG Business Climate Monitor continued to show improvement in May – a trend started by the Leading Indicator in June 2018 and by the main IJG BCM in March …

5 Aug 2019 | by Frederico Links

Recent statements by senior government figures indicate that the problems that have been experienced with the implementation of the Public Procurement Act since 2017 can no longer simply be described …

1 Aug 2019 | by Klaus Schade

The IJG Business Climate Monitor continued to show slight improvement in April 2019. The Leading Indicator – which points to the future trend for the economy – remained flat, but …