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 […]
This edition of the IPPR’s Quarterly Economic Review asks if Namibia’s public debt is sustainable. We review the latest debt figures and also call for the Ministry of Finance to publish “a comprehensive and detailed account of Namibia’s public debt as part of the national budget”. In addition, the QER includes the usual data on […]
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 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.
This new briefing paper seeks to understand the relationship between Namibia and China – by looking at areas such as trade, investment, debt, the extractives sector, SME activity, construction projects, and other bilateral issues.
A detailed analysis of Namibia’s 2019-20 budget – including a macroeconomic overview, a look at revenue and expenditure, debt and deficit considerations, and suggestions for the way forward
When government adjusted the budget, which ministries gained and lost?
Our detailed analysis of the 2017-18 budget
An IPPR analyses on Government Debt and Fiscal Sustainability