Institute for Public Policy Research

About us

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) was established in 2001 as a not-for-profit organisation. Our mission is to deliver, independent, analytical, critical yet constructive research on social, political and economic issues which affect development Namibia.

IPPR was established in the belief that development is best promoted through free and critical debate informed by quality research. We’re independent of government, political parties, business, trade unions and other interest groups and are governed by a board of seven directors. You can receive IPPR’s research free of charge by contacting us.

IPPR has a low cost administration with a small staff and various freelance researchers who engage in assigned research projects. We publish both short research pieces such as the Election Watch series (published as a newspaper insert) and regular reports such the Business Climate Monitor and the Economy Watch (quarterly). We also engage in larger projects such as the Guide to the Economy and Guide to Namibian Politics.  IPPR undertake other monographs on corruption, energy, gender and so on.


IPPR and Afrobarometer

IPPR has been part of the Afrobarometer project since the beginning in 1999. As one of two national partners in Namibia, we are responsible for disseminating the survey results.