Research and Consultancy in Namibia
Consultancy services span many sectors, including general business consultancy, tax and accounting consultancy, mining consultancy, human resources consultancy and environmental consultancy. The ‘big four’ consultancies have varying levels of presence in the country. For a country with a relatively small population Namibia has a vibrant research community comprising several independent organisations, such as the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, the Institute for Public Policy Research, Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU) and the National Botanical Research Institute of Namibia. Many of these organisations provide contract research services, and publish much of their work in newspapers and magazine articles, fact sheets, pamphlets, books and peer-reviewed journals.