To overcome rampant poverty in Namibia, the World Bank in its latest overview advised the implementation of crucial structural policy reforms that it said will be a prerequisite to raise domestic growth potential. This is after the bank’s overview indicated that some 1.6 million Namibians live in poverty. According to the World Bank, these structural reforms are essential measures that ultimately change the fabric of an economy, including the institutional and regulatory framework in which businesses and people operate. The structural reforms, said the World Bank, are designed to ensure the Namibian economy is fit and better able to realise its growth potential in a balanced way. This advice from the international financial institution was offered after an analysis on the effects of Covid-19 on the domestic economy that revealed shocking figures.