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Title:Assessing Namibia's performance two decades after independence: part I, initial position, external support, regional comparison: part II, sectoral analysis
Author:Christiansen, Thomas
Periodical:Journal of Namibian Studies (ISSN 1863-5954)
Geographic term:Namibia
political conditions
economic development
social development
Abstract:This study presents a review of Namibia's performance over two decades since independence. It examines the achievements and shortcomings of the country in various fields: politics, civil society, economy, and social and socio-economic development. The results are split into two separate but interconnected papers. The first paper serves as an introduction to the topic, analysing Namibia's situation at the dawn of independence and its external support by foreign countries. It assesses Namibia's overall performance on the basis of the results of the Mo-Ibrahim-Index of Good Governance, as compared to the neighbouring countries Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The second paper looks in more detail at three main development sectors: political and civil society development, economic development, and social development. Based on the findings of both papers, the review concludes with a final overall evaluation of Namibia's performance since 1990. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]