Poverty Reduction

Namibia has one of the least equal distributions of income and wealth, and increasingly, access to productive resources and basic services, in the world. While this structural inequality has its origin in colonialism and apartheid rule, it has also been sustained by policy and programme implementation constraints over the post- Independence era.

Our Goals

Our efforts are aimed at improving capacities at national, regional and local level for integrating the Millennium Development Goals, National Development Plans and supporting the country towards the achievement of Vision 2030.more

Community Garden Project

Woman selling produce from a community garden project. Through MDG-F funding from the Spanish Co-operation, UNDP supported 15 income generating projects in 9 regions. This initiative is economically empowering rural women and girls, to take care of the basic needs of their families. Photo - UNDPmore

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Our support towards poverty analysis in Namibia

The Economic Policy and Poverty Unit of UNDP Namibia in partnership with the Stellenbosch University’s research on Social Policy Centre and the Southern Africa Social Policymore 

Understanding poverty data in Namibia

As a middle-income country with one of the most unequal income distributions in the world, Namibia is a place of poverty amid plenty. According to themore 

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