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Using the International Futures (IFs) forecasting system, this paper first presents a plausible long-term population forecast for Namibia.

Steve Hedden

The paper then plots three scenarios to chart Namibia’s potential progress. Under the Current Path scenario, the economy continues to grow, but many targets remain out of reach. The Infrastructure Access scenario maps a future where Namibia invests heavily in infrastructure development, but this translates into less investment in other vital sectors. Finally, the Leave No Namibian Out scenario sees overall increases in human development and economic growth, along with a slight reduction in inequality by 2030, but deep-seated structural challenges remain.

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Learn more about the work of the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Southern Africa. What is HSF's mission and purpose? Who is HSF working with? How is our work funded? Where are our offices located?


Women in Good Governance and Economic Development - A New Leadership Era: Advocate Thulisile Madonsela, Public Protector of South Africa, speaks on "Women leading with Courage and Integrity"


Videos on Youth Perspectives on the Harambee Prosperity Plan

The Namibian youth gave their views to the Harambee Prosperity Plan on Tuesday 14 June at the Warehouse Theatre. This is what some Windhoekers have to say about Namibia's biggest challenges.Namibian youth will analyse President's Hage Geingob's Harambee Prosperity Plan on Tuesday 14 June at the Warehouse Theatre from 12h00 to 14h00. This is what some Windhoekers have to say about Namibia's biggest challenges.


Young Namibians engaged with a panel to analyse, criticise and comment on the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) through the hashtag #yohnam.


Even though the Harambe prosperity plan was met with a lot of criticism by many at its inception, with some saying that it is nothing more than a cut and paste of VISION 2030's targets, the youth are now eager to ensure that the plan prospers.

Videos on the topic of energy

Namibia generates much less electricity than we are using at the moment. Soon, the power purchase agreements with our neighbours will end... then what?


Our second speaker is Saurab Sunejah, the director of public private partnerships at the Ministry of Finance. He will talk about attracting private investement in the power sector.

Rowland Brown is the head of research at the IJG and helped to organise #EnergyConf2015.

Frank Gschwender is the project leader of the GIZ supported debushing project.