Systems Approach to Namibia’s Infrastructure Development

Author :

Neeta Baporikar

Pages :

15

Product Type :

Case

Reference # :

Case 10/NB/HPGSB/2016/03/10

Teaching Note :

Institute:

Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business (HP- GSB), Namibia

Setting:

Namibia’s 4th National Development Plan states infrastructure as a key enabler for development. This case is how systems approach to infrastructure development can optimize potential economic benefits and stakeholders’ effort in national interest.

Year:

2016

Keywords:

Development, Economy, Infrastructure, Government, Namibia

Summary/Abstract:

Government of Namibia has identified scaling-up investment in infrastructure as a key enabler to achieve development objectives in 4th National Development Plan (NDP4). How can Namibia develop infrastructure requirements needed to unlock the potential economic benefits? What are the new funding mechanisms that can be employed to ensure balance between maintenance and expansion of infrastructure? How can all stakeholders’ efforts be optimized in nation’s interest? This case is an attempt to address these concerns plus the need to adopt systems approach and what entails therein.