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  • Official launch of the National Dialogue on Wealth distribution and Poverty EradicationOfficial launch of the National Dialogue on Wealth distribution and Poverty EradicationNamibia has become one of the countries in the developing world, with a good story to tell when it comes to poverty reduction. The number of poor people have been reduced from seven to three out of every ten people. Progress has also been made in primary education enrolment, which currently stands at 99%.

  • UNDP supports towards Poverty analysis in NamibiaUNDP supports towards Poverty analysis in NamibiaThe 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 Policy Insight all based in South Africa through South-South Cooperation successfully empowered 14 Development Advisors from National Planning Commission and Data Analyst from Namibia Statistics Agencies on how to undertake studies on constructing and analysing poverty mapping and deprivation indexes using STATA Software. Despite the classification of Namibia as an upper Middle Income Country, there is still wide level of inequality in the country.

  • Understanging Poverty Data in NamibiaUnderstanging Poverty Data in NamibiaStatistics emerge in frequent surveys conducted by the Namibian government but the surveys rarely are followed by extensive analysis. As a consequence, understanding the linkages between poverty, inequality and economic growth and what options exist to bridge the gap between rich and poor are key public policy challenges in this southern African country.

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Datazone level Namibian Index of Multiple Deprivation

In November 2009, the Khomas Regional Council requested UNDP to assist in designing an objective criterion or set of criteria, devoid of political and other considerations, which the Council could use in allocating development resources. Subsequent discussions led to an agreement that other stakeholders, especially the Central Bureau of Statistics needed to be involved and that the criterion or set of criteria needed to go beyond income poverty considerations. It was also agreed that rather than focus on Khomas region alone, the criterion or set of criteria needed to be applicable to, or cover the entire country.

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