Climate Adaptation – What Can You Do?

The punishing effects of climate change have been felt by every country in the world. Global warning has caused and is still causing fundamental changes to the climate system, threatening our lives and our planet. The need for adaptation is inevitable – and calls for immediate individual and collective action. This is the last in […]

Agriculture & Climate Change: A Losing Battle?

As global greenhouse gas emissions rise, the climate changes more and more rapidly — posing a major threat to agriculture and therefore the food and nutritional security of the world. This is the third in a series of four climate-focused factsheets produced by the IPPR with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.

Climate Change – Why Should Namibians Care?

Why should Namibians care about climate change? This is the first in a series of four climate-focused factsheets produced by the IPPR with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation

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 […]

IJG Business Climate Monitor July 2019

Upward movements on both the main BCM index and the leading indicator (which seeks to pick up future trends) continued to suggest that better economic times lie ahead. Despite this, the Business Climate Monitor still indicated that the economy is contracting rather than expanding. There are some signs that the economy is consolidating although it […]

IJG Business Climate Monitor February 2019

The IJG Business Climate Monitor continued its trend from the previous month with the leading indicator pointing to better economic times to come while current indicators showed a business climate that was still in trouble

IJG Business Climate Monitor January 2019

The IJG Business Climate Monitor (BCM) started the year with mixed signals – the leading indicator, which is based on the economy’s future prospects, moved above the 50 point line for the first time since September 2016. However, the current rockiness in the economy was reflected in the BCM’s main index which continued it long […]

IJG Business Climate Monitor December 2018

Overall, the picture remains one of decline. The IJG BCM dropped from 48.92 in November to 48.52 in December, indicating that economic conditions are not yet improving. In contrast, the leading indicator recovered from a slight dip in November to increase to 48.44 in December – hinting that a slow recovery is still in the offing.