Namibia

Republic of Namibia: Facts and Prospects - Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights 2019

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BACKGROUND

The Republic of Namibia is largely a desert with a stretched coastline along the South Atlantic. The country borders South Africa, Botswana and Angola. The country’s natural mineral riches, political stability and sound economic management have made it an Upper Middle-Income Country (UMIC). However, the UMIC status has not yet translated into job creation and prosperity for all. Extreme socioeconomic inequalities still prevail in the country.

UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND MODE OF ENGAGEMENT

Classified as a country with upper-middle income, Namibia is placed in the orange quadrant mode of engagement of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The country is characterized by deep inequalities that call for concerted actions.