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Namibia is a large country on the West Coast of Southern Africa bordering South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Angola. It is 824,290 km² in extent with a small population of some 2.5 million people. Namibia’s climate is characterised by very hot and dry conditions with sparse and erratic rainfall. The Namib desert tracks much of Namibia’s coastline. 
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African countries are tapping their fossil fuel wealth. Why aren’t they getting rich?

8 December 2022

 A growing body of research suggests that rather than serving as a boon for development, major fuel discoveries tend to spawn corruption and economic instability in countries that lack strong financial institutions and legal systems. More recent research suggests that these effects are not only…

Namibia donates land at Walvis Bay port to Botswana

30 September 2022

  This was revealed by president Hage Geingob on Friday while delivering his speech at the inaugural session of the Botswana-Namibia bi-national commission in Gaborone, Botswana. Geingob said Namibia continues to make good progress in cross-border trade. He added that the donation was not only a…

Land Documentation is Not a Blanket Solution for Tenure Security

23 August 2022

Land tenure security is the protection people can have from the state that their land parcels will not be bullied away from them by vested interests through unfair evictions.  It is the opposite of land tenure insecurity. There are many forms of land documentation. This includes land titles (a…

It is recognised that Namibia’s future is predominantly urban. In 2018 50% of the population lived in urban areas, increasing from 28% at independence.

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Farmers at the CuveWaters Green Village in Epyeshona, Northern Namibia, photo by ISOE Wikom, sourced from flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED license

Population Growth: The Implications for Land Tenure and Food Security in Communal Areas

11 April 2024

This blog discusses how the increase in population presents a challenge for land tenure management in Namibia’s communal areas. 

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Prindex - Perceptions of tenure security

Webinar: An introduction to Prindex, 28 November

Around the world, insecure property rights prevent families from feeling confident about the future, businesses from investing, and communities from becoming more productive. Hundreds of millions of us lack property security. This makes the world poorer, less free, and less just. There is a growing…