Namibia"s economy at independence
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Published by Chr. Michelsen Institute, Dept. of Social Science and Development in Bergen .
Written in English



  • Namibia,
  • Namibia.


  • Economic forecasting -- Namibia.,
  • Economic assistance, Norwegian -- Namibia.,
  • Namibia -- Economic conditions.,
  • Namibia -- Economic policy.,
  • Namibia -- Politics and government -- 1990-

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Edition Notes

StatementRichard Moorsom.
SeriesReport / Chr. Michelsen Institute. Department of Social Science and Development,, R 1990:2, Report (Chr. Michelsens institutt. Avdeling for samfunnsvitenskap og utvikling) ;, R 1990:2.
LC ClassificationsHC940 .M66 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination79 p. ;
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1624576M
LC Control Number91170694

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economic crisis on the Namibian economy. The government has undertaken counter-cyclical fiscal expenditure programmes (mainly of a capital investment nature in economic and social infrastructure). It has also provided tax reliefs and subsidies to selected industries, and to . Figure 2 shows how the composition of Namibia’s economy has evolved over the past decade. Agriculture’s share of gross value added declined from % in to % in The share of industry (including mining) in the economy also diminished, from 35% to 31% over the period. Services. Namibia is currently going through its worst economic downturn since independence. The current economic slowdown can be attributed to a number of factors as summarised below: • Dwindling Sacu. Namibia’s economy is driven by mining and fish processing. Since independence in , exports of diamonds, uranium, zinc and fish products have grown strongly. Most people in rural areas of this vast country, however, remain largely unaffected by these activities. Government policy is to raise per capita income, to develop the private sector and to encourage diversification into manufacturing activities, .

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