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.
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.
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
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 […]
COVID-19 has compounded the economic travails that were already afflicting Namibia before the pandemic. Could the crisis be used as the springboard for much-needed reform? This paper argues for Namibia to embark on a clear programme of reform that would include a re-orientation of the national budget, a drive for private sector investment, and the […]
The IJG Business Climate Monitor (BCM) climbed a bit higher in June 2020 – to 54.3 up from 54.2 in May. The BCM is calculated on a 12-month average. The monthly value, in contrast, decreased to 51.6 compared to 61.3 in March and 54.8 in April and May. A recovering agricultural sector, improved mining output, […]
This quarterly economic review from the IPPR examines economic developments that took place in the second quarter of 2020, which was dominated by the arrival of the coronavirus in Namibia. The QER also includes a special focus on the report of the High Level Panel on the Namibian Economy. Produced with the support of the […]
The IJG Business Climate Monitor (BCM) improved further to 53.5 points in March 2020 from 52.0 points a month earlier. The Leading Indicator, on the other hand, weakened to 56.8 points after gaining some ground in February – a sign of the COVID-19-related troubles to come. In another indication that COVID-19 was starting to have […]
The IJG Business Climate Monitor continued its upward movement in February 2020 and remained above the 50-point mark for the third consecutive month. The Leading Indicator showed a similarly strong performance by reversing the drop experienced in January and rose to 57.8 points. The improvement in both indicators was the result of increasing values for […]
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