Mid-Year Budget Review 22/23: Analysis

Finance Minister Iipumbu Shiimi tabled Namibia’s Mid-Year Budget Review in the National Assembly on 25 October 2022. This analysis looks at key aspects of the budget including growth prospects, an unexpected upturn in revenue, the tendency to increase spending rather than pay down debt, the overall fiscal picture, and whether the budget documents disclose enough […]

2022-23: National Budget Review

With the economy only slowly starting to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022-23 national budget was a mostly modest affair. Revenue was once again limited. With public debt still threatening to spiral out of control, the minister sought to limit the size of the deficit by imposing restraints on spending. Despite […]

Mid-Term Budget Review: Analysis

This Democracy Report special briefing paper analyses the Mid-Term Budget Review presented to the National Assembly by the Minister of Finance Iipumbu Shiimi on November 3 2021.

Namibia QER Quarter 3 2021

The QER for the third quarter of 2021 looks at economic developments in Namibia between July and September, and includes a special focus on the affordability of a Basic Income Grant (BIG)

Keep Your Eyes On The Money

A summary of the main findings and recommendations of the IPPR research report, Keep Your Eyes On The Money: Public Fiscal Management & Oversight in Namibia – The Need for Public Participation & Reform

Namibia QER Quarter 1 2021

The QER for the first quarter of 2021 looks at economic developments between January and March and includes a special focus on the 2021/22 national budget as tabled on March 17 – looking at revenue, expenditure, tax proposals, debt and deficit.

Namibia QER Quarter 2 2020

This quarterly economic review from the IPPR examines economic developments that took place in the second quarter of 2020, which was dominated by the arrival of the coronavirus in Namibia. The QER also includes a special focus on the report of the High Level Panel on the Namibian Economy. Produced with the support of the […]

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.