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Supporting Namibia with the 2030 Agenda

Initiative to implement the sustainable development goals in Namibia III

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2020 to 2024

  • Products and expertise

    Governance and democracy


in 2015, Namibia reaffirmed its commitment to reducing poverty and contributing to implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. However, structural deficits in shaping policy and financing and monitoring sustainable (cost-effective, climate-friendly and socially just) development are preventing the country from achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda.


The instruments and processes for shaping inclusive policies and financing and monitoring sustainable development have been improved.


The project operates in three fields of activity:

  1. Making policies coherent
    The project supports the National Planning Commission (NPC) and its secretariat in improving their tools and processes so that they incorporate national 2030 Agenda priorities into their planning and budgeting. Namibia has evaluated development financing to ensure evidence-based alignment between the planning and financing of the national 2030 Agenda.
  2. Reforming tax administration
    The aim is to prepare to set up a semi-autonomous tax authority, the Namibia Revenue Authority (NamRA). This will allow Namibia to generate its own funds to finance national implementation of the 2030 Agenda. NamRA allows vacancies to be filled in the new structure and ensures appropriate documentation of the most important tax reforms.
  3. Implementing the 2030 Agenda
    The project supports the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) with its coordinating role as a data gatherer. This creates the necessary conditions for implementing a national monitoring and review system for the 2030 Agenda. It also ensures that agreements are made with data suppliers in the country and that correct, verifiable information is thus easily accessible.

Last update: December 2023