The forum aimed to “ensure effectiveness of development assistance in support of the [Government’s] national development plans [and the Harambee Prosperity plan], especially in line with [newly] adopted continental and international development agendas, such as the Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” (Press Release, UN System and GRN).
Hon. Tom Alweendo, the Minister of Economic Planning and Director-General of the National Planning Commission (NPC), opened the Forum by recognizing the continued support of development partners and the successes of Namibia since Independence.
He then said, “Despite achievements, there is no doubt that [Namibia is] a developing economy and country,” emphasizing that Namibia needs to address income inequality and youth unemployment as well as to promote economic growth.
Namibia’s strategy going forward, Hon. Alweendo said, is to transform economy through #industrialisation. Continue reading