Namibia ranked 59th out of 84 countries measured in the Fraser Institute’s 2021 survey of mining companies, which measures the investment attractiveness of various mining jurisdictions. This is down from 52nd out of 77 countries in 2020 but up from 60th out of 83 in 2018. Namibia ranks higher than South Africa at 75th, Botswana at 66th, and Zimbabwe which at 84th was the lowest ranked of all the countries surveyed. Namibia also ranked 29th out of 84 on the Policy Perception Index, and 72nd out of 84 on the Best Practices Mineral Potential Index, again beating the three neighbouring countries on the index.
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