Better and More Sustainable Jobs in Namibia

Political, economic, social and environmental situations of the enabling business.

News | 17 July 2018
Understanding legal and regulatory measures is critical to enable adaptation to the existing business environment states the report Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) in Namibia. The EESE report zooms on the political, economic, social and environmental situations of the enabling business landscape in Namibia and was launched by the ILO and the Namibian Employers' Federation (NEF) with the presence of the Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for Namibia and Zimbabwe, Hopolang Phororo and Maria Machailo-Ellis Senior Specialist for Employers at the ILO in Pretoria.

EESE is a far-reaching and exhaustive ILO methodology developed to assess, advocate and reform the environment in which enterprises start up and grow. ILO's approach to reform the business environment is based on the role of employers' organizations, enterprises, and public policy makers, and includes the broadest perspective of the enterprise environment, not only focused on economic and financial factors, but also on physical and technological infrastructure, political stability, and environmental, social and labour related issues, policies and regulations. It is based on interdependent and mutually reinforcing 17 pillars that together measure the environment the country is creating to help or hinder sustainable enterprises.

The Namibian Employers' Federation and the ILO undertook an extensive survey to identify factors that are critical to the creation and maintenance of an enabling environment for sustainable enterprises. The results of the survey that can be found on the report that asses how Namibia performs in respect to each pillar. The results of the report can contribute to policy formulation, economic growth and better and more sustainable jobs in Namibia.