Public Procurement in a State of Emergency

This latest edition of the Public Procurement Tracker bulletin examines how the integrity of the public procurement system can be undermined during a State of Emergency as the usual checks and balances fall by the wayside due to the need for urgency.

Public Enterprise Rankings

The Public Enterprise Annual Rankings is a new IPPR publication which will appear in the first quarter of each year. The rankings are based on an assessment of 21 commercial state-owned enterprises across ten criteria including profitability, availability of information, mismanagement and corruption, board stability, taxes and dividends paid, and investment in the economy. In […]

Public Procurement Tracker Namibia

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 bulletin outlines the capacity and transparency issues that are dogging the procurement law’s implementation.

Week in Review: 8 – 10 October 2019

During the week in review, the National Assembly covered a wide range of its duties, including ministerial statements, reports, bills, and motions. The issue of quorum and questions and answers were discussed as follows: On Tuesday 8 October, the Speaker of the National Assembly announced that his office received a petition from members of Fridays […]

Public Procurement Tracker Namibia

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 as ‘growing pains’. The latest edition of our Procurement Tracker bulletin examines these recent pronouncements on the faults and gaps in the present system as […]

Procurement remains murky

Access to information on government procurement activities remains largely non-transparent despite repeated claims that the new public procurement mechanisms are meant to enhance accountability and transparency.

Spying on Speech

This paper examines Namibia’s approach to surveillance – in particular whether there is adequate legal oversight regarding Namibia’s intelligence services. In addition, there is a concern that Namibia’s spying services are operating in a legal vacuum as a crucial part of the Communications Act – dealing with surveillance – has not been brought into force. […]

Public procurement lacks transparency

The latest issue of the Procurement Tracker, an quarterly initiative launched in 2018 by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) to monitor and track developments and issues within the Namibian public procurement sphere, states that successive reviews of the procurement systems in place and the body managing the processes “suggest a system in trouble and even in turmoil.”