State of the Economy 2023

The presentation made by economist Robin Sherbourne at the IPPR’s annual State of the Namibian Economy event on 22 August 2023

Namibia QER Quarter 1 2022

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.

Namibia QER Quarter 4 2021

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 […]

IJG Business Climate Monitor March 2020

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 […]

IJG Business Climate Monitor February 2020

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 […]

Quarterly Economic Review – January-March 2020

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

IJG Business Climate Monitor December 2019

In December 2019 the IJG Business Climate Monitor (BCM) climbed to 51.61 points – its highest level since September 2018. The BCM remained above the 50% mark for a second month in a row – a sign of much-needed positivity. However, the Leading Indicator, which predicts future trends, lost momentum and slipped back below 60 […]

African Growth & Opportunity Act

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) aims to provide improved access to the US market for sub-Saharan African countries. Namibian businesses have not taken up many of the opportunities afforded by AGOA to export to the US market. This publication, produced by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) with the support of the […]