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Namibia’s Tourism Industry – Post-COVID Bounceback? Gradual Recovery? Transformation?

Join us for the launch of a briefing paper that looks at Namibia’s tourism industry in the context of the damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – what is possible – a post-pandemic bounceback, a gradual recovery, or a transformation of the industry? Presentation by the report author Dietrich Remmert. Email: to confirm attendance. […]

Time to Reward the Vaccinated

Recently, local financial services company Cirrus Capital produced a chart showing that, at current rates, Namibia will only reach its target for COVID-19 vaccinations (1 478 756 people or approximately 60% of the population) midway through 2026. This extremely sluggish vaccination rate means that Namibia will have little protection against a potentially damaging fourth wave […]

It’s Time to Reward the Vaccinated

IPPR Executive Director Graham Hopwood argues that it’s time to incentivise the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in this opinion piece in The Namibian

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.

Namibia QER Quarter 2 2021

The QER for the second quarter of 2021 looks at economic developments between April and June, and includes a special focus on the tourism industry – examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and prospects for recovery.

Namibia QER Quarter 4 2020

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

Pandemic Procurement – Red Flags Fluttering

The red flags are flying over Namibia’s emergency procurement procedures. This Procurement Tracker bulletin reviews what happened during the March-September 2020 state of emergency and finds a series of concerning issues including: -Short tender periods; -Very few bidders or only one bidder invited to tender; -Few contracts awarded competitively; -Unclear or inaccessible company registration and/or […]

Namibia QER Quarter 3 2020

This quarterly economic review from the IPPR examines economic developments that took place in the third quarter of 2020, which saw the COVID-19 pandemic hit the economy hard with job losses across various sectors. The government, for the first time since Independence, sought a major loan from the IMF. This QER also includes a special […]

Countering the Disinfodemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread from its initial epicentre in China at the end of December 2019, so too did a rising tide of disinformation. Some of this disinformation, known as a ‘disinfodemic’, has undermined the effectiveness of health responses to the pandemic. This new briefing looks at what can be done to stem the […]