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Namibia QER Quarter 1 2024

This edition of the IPPR’s Quarterly Economic Review includes a special feature which examines whether government has indulged in election-related spending splurges since independence. Budgets in election years are reviewed including the 2024/25 budget tabled ahead of the 27 November 2024 national elections. The QER also includes the usual Quarter Summary, News Highlights, Key Economic Variables, […]

Namibia QER Quarter 4 2023

This edition of the IPPR’s Quarterly Economic Review includes a special feature on Public Enterprise Reform. The issue of the fiscal burden placed on the nation’s public finances by underperforming public enterprises (or State-Owned Enterprises) has been a perennial concern since the 1990s when so many new state-owned companies were created. And like so many […]

Namibia QER Quarter 3 2023

This edition of the IPPR’s Quarterly Economic Review includes a special feature on the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia – Namcor – which finds itself in a governance and financial crisis just as Namibia needs a stable national petroleum company to inspire confidence that it can manage its new-found oil resources effectively. In addition, this […]

Namibia QER Quarter 2 2023

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 […]

Namibia QER Quarter 1 2023

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 […]

Namibia QER Quarter 4 2022

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 […]

Namibia QER Quarter 3 2022

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 […]

Namibia QER Quarter 2 2022

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 […]

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 […]