Namibia’s economic, social and environmental future rests on Government’s ability to place people at the centre of decision-making and development. Effective governance, responsive institutions and an engaged citizenry are the bedrock of democracy and sustainable development.

This Pillar is geared towards entrenching governance measures that aim to improve accountability & transparency; strengthening the national anti-corruption mechanisms; improving performance & service delivery; enhancing citizen participation & engagement, and security & the rule of law. The Pillar comprises of Five (5) Goals and Twenty-Two (22) Activities.

Significant gains have been made to strengthen our Governance Architecture during HPPI as affirmed by regional and international indices including among others the Ibrahim Index on African Governance, Press Freedom Index, Corruption Perception Index and the Afrobarometer Survey. HPPI highlighted key priorities that centred on fighting corruption, improving procurement processes for increased transparency, enhancing public service performance and soliciting citizen feedback. While some activities have been achieved and completed, others were negatively affected by budgetary constraints due to subdued economic growth. Notable achievements include: the introduction of Performance Agreements for Public Office Bearers to enhance performance and accountability; rollout of online e-governance functions; implementation of the 2015 Public Procurement Act, and declaration of assets, interests and health status by President Hage G. Geingob and First Lady Monica Geingos. Moreover, Ministers and Deputy Ministers have also made their assets and interest declarations to the President and to the National Assembly.