Local & Regional Councils: Governance Assessment 2022
The Local and Regional Government Annual Assessment is a new IPPR publication which is planned to appear in the last quarter of each calendar year. Assessments are based on the levels of transparency and accountability exhibited by each of Namibia’s 14 regional councils along with a geographically representative subset of 18 of the country’s 57 […]
The Opaque World Of Political Party Finance
This edition of the IPPR’s Perspectives on Parliament bulletin examines the worrying lack of transparency and accountability that marks political party funding in Namibia. In addition, the publication asks if the current Access to Information bill is up to scratch or if it can still be improved? Also in the spotlight is the dispute over […]
Perspectives on Parliament July 2021
This edition of the IPPR’s Perspectives on Parliament bulletin looks at the impact COVID-19 has had on parliament, asks what has happened to the Access to Information bill, and reviews the recent controversy over genocide reparations. Perspectives on Parliament is part of IPPR’s Democracy Report project which is funded by the Embassy of Finland.
The Right to Freedom of Expression in Namibia
The IPPR contributed a chapter to the new report ‘The Struggle for the Realisation of the Right to Freedom of Expression in Southern Africa’. The chapter focuses on impediments to freedom of expression in the Communications Act, the Protection of Information Act, and the Prevention and Combating of Terrorist and Proliferation Activities Act. The report […]
Namibian Governance Report 2015-20
The report sets out to assess the governance record of President Geingob’s first five years in office with reference to two themes that he has proclaimed as central to his intentions to promote good governance: The installing of “robust governance architecture” and Improving systems, processes and institutions. Issues considered include whistleblower protection, access to information, […]
Namibia in the Open Budget Survey
Namibia has improved the transparency and availability of its budget information slightly but offers no formal opportunities for the public to give their views on budget allocations and the execution of spending plans.
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 […]
Namibians do not expect access to information
Access to Information is increasingly becoming an important topic. Government has recognised that it is important for citizens to get information about what government is doing, and a draft law is in the works. There is a lot of work to do: an IPPR report last year found that most government institutions are not responsive […]
Response to Minister Tweya’s Criticism of our ATI report
Minister Tweya criticised our report on Access to Information. Here is our response.
We asked 105 institutions for information – and only a minority answered.