Order in Parliament

This briefing paper, published as part of the IPPR’s Democracy Report project, seeks to evaluate the appropriateness of parliamentary procedure in the National Assembly in light of fears around executive overreach, reports of disorderly conduct by MPs, and the rise in political temperatures over the past two years.

The Opaque World Of Political Party Finance

This edition of the IPPR’s Perspectives on Parliament bulletin examines the worrying lack of transparency and accountability that marks political party funding in Namibia. In addition, the publication asks if the current Access to Information bill is up to scratch or if it can still be improved? Also in the spotlight is the dispute over […]

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.

Election Results 2019

The IPPR’s Election Watch bulletin from March 2020 which features the final results for the 2019 National Assembly and Presidential elections.

The 2019 Election and Gender

This Perspectives on Parliament bulletin looks at the issue of women’s representation in parliament and what the 2019 election result means for the composition of the 7th National Assembly (2020-2025). In addition, party commitments in manifestos on gender-related issues are reviewed and progress towards gender equity across various leadership levels assessed.

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 […]

The 5th Children’s Parliament

The 5th Children’s Parliament convened at the National Assembly over the 19th to 23rd August 2019. The group comprised 91 learners from all 14 regions who met under the theme “Engaging Young People in the Legislative Process”. In his opening statements, Hon. Prof. Peter Katjavivi stated that “the fundamental aspect of the Children’s Parliament is […]

Year in Review 2018

This Perspectives on Parliament bulletin takes a look at what was achieved in 2018 including short reviews of the various laws that were passed.

Year In Review: 2017

In this edition of Perspectives on Parliament, we take a look at what the National Assembly achieved in 2017. This includes an in-depth discussions of a selection of important bills, as well as a brief description of every bill that passed the house.