This edition of the IPPR’s Quarterly Economic Review includes an overview of statistics relating to land reform and concludes that there is little official interest in measuring the success or otherwise of the land reform programme. In addition, this QER features the usual data on economic trends and a summary of recent news highlights affecting […]
With significant power outages in neighbouring South Africa and Zambia, questions inevitably arise about the reliability of Namibia’s electricity supply. This edition of the IPPR’s Quarterly Economic Review includes a concise overview of where Namibia stands as far as electricity supply is concerned. In addition, this QER features the usual data on economic trends and […]
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 […]
The onset of the global COVID pandemic in early 2020 heralded massive disruption in the global economy -and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 only poured fire on the flames. As a small, open middle-income economy, Namibia has inevitably been buffeted by the global forces at work. This latest edition of the IPPR’s Quarterly […]
This QER for the second quarter of 2022 includes a special feature on the main economic challenges that Namibia will face as it seeks to exploit its newly discovered oil resources. This feature briefly summarises the experiences of seven other African oil and gas producing countries – Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria and […]
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.
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 […]
The QER for the third quarter of 2021 looks at economic developments in Namibia between July and September, and includes a special focus on the affordability of a Basic Income Grant (BIG)
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.