‘The Largest Tender In Namibia’s History’

This edition of Procurement Tracker looks at how the procurement issues around Namibia’s much-vaunted green hydrogen plans have been handled from a governance point of view. The bulletin also rounds up recent news including developments in the long-running government medical aid saga.

Procurement Data Under The Microscope

For the first time Namibians have reasonably good access to what’s happening in the public procurement world via data made available by the Procurement Policy Unit in the Ministry of Finance. In this edition of Procurement Tracker Namibia we take a look at the procurement data of the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MHSS) […]

Public Procurement Tracker Namibia

E-procurement has been shown to reduce procurement costs, improve efficiency and limit corruption risks yet Namibia’s transition to e-procurement is hardly out of the starting blocks. This edition of Procurement Tracker examines the results of a recent e-procurement readiness exercise conducted by the Ministry of Finance. In addition, the bulletin revisits recent airport-related tenders and […]

Public Procurement Tracker Namibia

Recent statements by senior government figures indicate that the problems that have been experienced with the implementation of the Public Procurement Act since 2017 can no longer simply be described as ‘growing pains’. The latest edition of our Procurement Tracker bulletin examines these recent pronouncements on the faults and gaps in the present system as […]

Procurement remains murky

Access to information on government procurement activities remains largely non-transparent despite repeated claims that the new public procurement mechanisms are meant to enhance accountability and transparency.

Public Procurement Tracker Namibia

Our latest public procurement bulletin examines the capacity issues facing the Central Procurement Board of Namibia, proposed amendments to the procurement legislation, and continuing issues around the lack of transparency about public procurement decisions

Public procurement lacks transparency

The latest issue of the Procurement Tracker, an quarterly initiative launched in 2018 by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) to monitor and track developments and issues within the Namibian public procurement sphere, states that successive reviews of the procurement systems in place and the body managing the processes “suggest a system in trouble and even in turmoil.”