This paper examines the extent to which power has been decentralised to regional governments in line with the decentralisation policy and legal framework adopted over two decades ago. The impact of decentralisation on the efficacy of regional governments as conduits of public service delivery and local development is also explored.
The recent local and regional elections produced few surprises. Swapo would have been hoping to maintain the 65% of the popular vote they achieved in 2019’s National Assembly elections. But with a year of more Fishrot revelations and an already battered economy coming under further pressure from COVID-19, the prospect of stabilising the Swapo vote […]
A briefing paper looking at how the gender gap in the regional councils undermines Namibia’s gender equallity efforts
Key information for voters ahead of the Nov 27 local and regional elections
An overview of the regional and local elections due to take place on November 27 2015