The onset of the global COVID pandemic in early 2020 heralded massive disruption in the global economy -and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 only poured fire on the flames. As a small, open middle-income economy, Namibia has inevitably been buffeted by the global forces at work. This latest edition of the IPPR’s Quarterly […]
This edition of Procurement Tracker focuses on ‘Money, resources wasted on vanity awards’ with updates on green hydrogen procurement issues and what the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) says about public procurement.
The Public Procurement Amendment Act of 2022 introduced significant changes to the public procurement system, placing it very close to best practice anywhere in the world – at least on paper. This special briefing paper looks at the impact these changes could have on the quality of governance in Namibia.
This QER for the second quarter of 2022 includes a special feature on the main economic challenges that Namibia will face as it seeks to exploit its newly discovered oil resources. This feature briefly summarises the experiences of seven other African oil and gas producing countries – Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria and […]
This QER for the first quarter of 2022 looks at economic developments in Namibia between January 1 and March 31, and includes a special focus on Namibia’s recent investment summits. This short feature examines the available data and information on Namibia’s investment climate and asks whether Namibia’s current approach to investment promotion is working.
The QER for the fourth quarter of 2021 looks at economic developments in Namibia between October 1 and December 31, and includes a special focus on green hydrogen. This short feature looks at the progress Namibia has made in developing its own green hydrogen and ammonia industry and some of the challenges it will face […]
The QER for the last quarter of 2020 looks at economic developments between October and December and also assesses the impact of COVID-19 on the economy throughout the year – including GDP, revenue, employment, business viability, and tourism
The IJG Business Climate Monitor increased from 53.8 in July to 54.8 in August 2020 while the Leading Indicator remained unchanged at 66.7. 16 of the 31 indicators showed an improvement during August, but the value of 15 indicators deteriorated.
The IJG Business Climate Monitor (BCM) continued its upward trend in July and rose slightly to 53.8 from 53.6 a month earlier. The Leading Indicator showed a strong improvement compared to the previous month and increased to 66.7 – up from 63.0. 17 out of the 31 indicators moved upward in July while 14 moved […]
This quarterly economic review from the IPPR examines developments that took place in the first quarter of 2020 and includes a special focus on Namibia’s recent record on attracting Foreign Direct Investment. Produced with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation