The Venture Capital & Private Equity
Country Attractiveness Index
Alexander Groh, Heinrich Liechtenstein, Karsten Lieser and Markus Biesinger

Namibia  
Rank: 78 · Score: 42.7  

Basic facts, 2020        
Population (millions) 2.5   IPOs and pulic issues (quartile) Bottom
GDP (US$ billions) 10.6   M&A volume (quartile) Bottom
GDP per capita (US$) 4,158.3   Venture capital investments (quartile) Bottom
GDP growth (per cent) -5.9   Private equity investments (quartile) Bottom
 
 
 
Performance Overview
Indicator   Rank / 125 Rank Trend Score
VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index 78 42, 40, 44, 48, 47 42.7
1 Economic Activity 121 7, 5, 5, 5, 4 44.6
2 Depth of Capital Market 73 46, 44, 52, 51, 52 39.3
3 Taxation 86 47, 47, 43, 37, 39 85.7
4 Investor Protection and Corporate Governance 44 85, 85, 85, 85, 81 75.2
5 Human and Social Environment 53 72, 69, 71, 69, 72 32.8
6 Entrepreneurial Opportunities 98 28, 28, 29, 30, 27 33.3


 
Historic performance, 2017-2021   Key driver performance, 2021
 

   
VC/PE Rank  
VC Rank  
PE Rank
Namibia  
Africa
 
 
 
Peer Group Comparison
 
Regional Peers Economic Activity Depth of Capital Market Taxation Investor Protection and
Corporate Governance
Human and Social
Environment
Entrepreneurial
Opportunites
Nigeria 70.5 53.4 64.3 57.6 20.4 42.1
Ghana 71.2 39.5 84.3 64.5 28.1 38.8
Kenya 71.4 31.1 79.8 76.9 26.6 46.2
Namibia 44.6 39.3 85.7 75.2 32.8 33.3
Rwanda 52.6 21.5 96.9 85.4 34.4 35.5
Tanzania 74.3 15.9 54.2 59.5 29.4 37.0
Botswana 53.7 15.9 82.8 66.9 32.5 34.8
Last updated: 21 Jun 2021