Namibia Compact

Projected Long Term Results
Project Estimated Beneficiaries Estimated Benefits
Tourism Project 168,661 $43,700,000
Education Project 1,063,410 $165,000,000
Agriculture Project 750,220 $31,800,000

The above estimates are based in the best, currently available, information and may be updated if new, reliable, data are available.

The total beneficiary count for the Compact may not be the sum of the different project beneficiary counts because of overlaps between Projects. In other words, some beneficiaries benefit from more than one project but are counted only once in the total beneficiary count.

Total benefits expected from each project are obtained from the ERR analysis MCC conducts during due diligence. Beneficiary counts, although consistent with benefit streams identified in the economic analysis, are not necessarily derived from these models (which are concerned with costs and benefits rather than beneficiaries). MCC estimates and reports expected beneficiaries when sufficiently reliable data exists to support the estimation. If such evidence is lacking, no estimation is attempted, resulting in an underestimation of projected beneficiaries for the Compact. Calculating the amount of benefit per beneficiary would therefore give an overestimation and can be misleading.

Project Objectives
Project Objective
Tourism Project

Grow the Namibian tourism industry with a focus on increasing income to households in communal conservancies by:

  • Improving management efficiency of Etosha National Park (ENP);
  • Increasing international awareness of Namibia tourism potential, and
  • Increasing income to communal conservancies.
Education Project

Improve the quality of the workforce in Namibia by enhancing the equity and effectiveness of basic, vocational, and tertiary education and of technical skills by:

  • Enhancing learning and cognitive development of students at MCA target schools;
  • Increasing funding for vocational and skills training;
  • Filling the current gaps in the provision of textbooks;
  • Improving efficiency textbook procurement and delivery;
  • Increasing use of information for formal education, informal learning, business, and research, and
  • Increasing financing available for tertiary education.
Agriculture Project

Enhance the health and marketing efficiency of livestock in the Northern Communal Areas of Namibia and increase income from indigenous natural product production by :

  • Increasing provision of high quality veterinary services;
  • Implementing a traceability system for livestock;
  • Training communities in rangeland management techniques and methodologies, and
  • Increasing incomes producers of indigenous natural products.

Projected Results by End of Compact

The Namibia Compact aims to achieve the results below by the end of the compact in September 2014:

  • Reduce the national poverty rate from 28% to 20%
  • Reduce the national unemployment rate from 51% to 34%
  • Increase the pass rates for 10th grade learners from 34% to 59% in math, from 39% to 67% in science, and from 39% to 68% in English.
  • Increase payments to producers from indigenous natural product sales from approximately N$1.2 million to N$4.2 million.
  • Increase annual gross revenue to conservancies from approximately N$ 31 million to N$ 34 million.

Results to Date

Information on results to date is available in the Table of Key Performance Indicators (a subset of the full set monitored under the Namibia Monitoring and Evaluation Plan). This will be posted as soon as it is available. The full set of performance indicators is detailed in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

Impact Evaluation Framework

In addition to careful monitoring of implementation performance and measurement of preliminary results, several independent evaluations will be conducted to assess what would have happened in the absence of the MCC investments and measure the gains in income that can be attributed specifically to MCC-funded activities. More information is available in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.