Namibia has dropped in the global rankings of budget transparency and accountability published by the International Budget Partnership, the world’s only comparative, independent, and regular assessment of transparency, oversight, and public participation in public budgets in 120 countries. Graham Hopwood, the director of the Institute for Public Policy Research, says that Namibia’s transparency score decreased from 51 in 2019 to 42 in 2021, lower than the global average of 45 and well below the threshold of 61 considered the minimum to foster an informed public debate on budgets.