Development Talks: Confronting Post-COVID Macroeconomic Challenges in Namibia


Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:15pm


Virtual Event

The Growth Lab's "Development Talks" is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.

Speaker: Ipumbu W. Shiimi, Minister of Finance, Namibia

Moderator: Miguel Angel Santos, Director of Applied Research, Growth Lab

Please register in advance to attend this webinar. Contact Chuck McKenney with any event-related questions.

Head shot of Ipumbu Shiimi

Speaker's bio:

Ipumbu Shiimi, an accomplished economist, is the Minister of Finance in the Republic of Namibia. Before his Ministerial appointment, he was a Governor of Bank of Namibia from 2010 to 2020 where he previously served as Assistant Governor and also occupied several positions from junior to senior level in the same bank. During his working career, Shiimi participated in various research projects and co-authored various publications as well as served on various Boards and Committees.

He holds a Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSc in Fin. Econ) - University of London, United Kingdom (1998), Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Principles from the same University (1995), Diploma in Foreign Trade and Management - Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands (1994), Honours in Economics from the University of Western Cape, South Africa (1993), Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Accounting from the same University (1992), specialised training in Management Development Program from University of Stellenbosch (2000) and Wits Business School, South Africa (2001). Other specialised training in economics and finance in Tanzania and USA, as well as at the Bank of England and Reserve Bank of South Africa.

ORGANIZER: The Growth Lab, Center for International Development at Harvard University