This report presents an up-to-date comparative analysis of poverty patterns and trends in Namibia, based on the results of the Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Surveys (NHIES). The NHIES is a comprehensive survey collecting data on income, consumption and expenditure patterns of households. Three survey undertakings have been completed since independence (1993/1994. 2003/2004 and 2009/2010), with each survey covering a twelve months period. This report focuses on all three survey rounds, tracing poverty trends in Namibia between 1993 and 2010. The report presents poverty incidence and poverty gaps for both poor and severely poor.
Projects and Initiatives
The Impact of Public Work Programs (PWPs) on Employment Creation, Poverty Reduction and Addressing Inequality in Namibia
This project was in line with the National Poverty Reduction Action Programme (Action 40). Action 40 stipulated that the government was going to establish a statutory, representative organization known as the Namibian Labor Based Works Forum to oversee the harmonization of the range of labor –intensive public works programmes to ensure that they operate in a coordinated and efficient manner. more
- 17 Aug 2016:Remarks By Ms. Anita Kiki Gbeho UNDP Resident Representative at African Drought Conference: Launching the Namibian National Strategic Action Plan for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
- 17 Aug 2016:Remarks By Ms. Anita Kiki Gbeho UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative at 5th Gender and Media Summit
- 27 Jul 2016:Namibia’s Foreign Policy Review The United Nations contribution towards poverty eradication and its role in shaping Foreign Policy