Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) was established in 2001 as an independent, not-for-profit think tank with a mission to deliver analytical, critical yet constructive research on social, political and economic issues that affect development in Namibia. The IPPR's work is divided into three broad areas: democracy and governance, public opinion, and public policy analysis. In 2009, the IPPR established its anti-corruption research programme with a key emphasis on the need for Namibia to introduce a whistleblower protection law alongside other legal and policy reforms such as access to information legislation. In 2017, the IPPR led a civil society campaign to improve a draft whistleblower protection bill in line with international best practice. Other key focus areas for the IPPR's work are parliamentary monitoring, open budgets, extractive industry transparency, electoral analysis, business climate assessments and economic research.