Evidence from Northern Namibia
by Ojijo Odhiambo, Johannes Ashipala and Fabian Mubiana
International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), United Nations Development Programme, Namibia, February 2015
The publication uses data and information from a survey conducted in northern Namibia to analyse the effectiveness of public works programmes (PWPs) in creating employment, reducing poverty and reinforcing existing social protection systems in the country. It confirms the positive effect of PWPs in participants’ socio-economic well-being and suggests the design of complementary policies and programmes that promote long-term investments in rural areas so that PWPs can be even more effective in reinforcing the existing social protection system.