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Local & Regional Councils: Governance Assessment 2022

The Local and Regional Government Annual Assessment is a new IPPR publication which is planned to appear in the last quarter of each calendar year. Assessments are based on the levels of transparency and accountability exhibited by each of Namibia’s 14 regional councils along with a geographically representative subset of 18 of the country’s 57 […]

Regional Government In Namibia

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 Changing Political Landscape

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 […]