With the economy continuing to recover from the blows struck by COVID, revenues are on the rise aided by a N$10 billion increase in the SACU subsidy. In view of the increased fiscal space, cash transfers to the poorest and most vulnerable were increased. Rising public debt remains a worry. But it does seem that […]
The legislature’s direct share from the budget has increased significantly but are Namibian taxpayers getting value for their money?
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 […]
See how Namibia scored in the latest Open Budget Survey (OBS) released on May 31 2022 by the International Budget Partnership.
Namibia has dropped down the latest Open Budget Survey rankings published by the International Budget Partnership (IBP)
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 […]
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.
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)
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
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.