Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board


Doing business in Namibia has never been easier.

As Namibia’s lead investment promotion agency, the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB) is committed to creating a simple and transparent business environment, built on the foundation of peace, stability and rule of law.

The NIPDB commenced operations in January 2021, taking over the functions of our predecessor, the Namibia Investment Centre (under the Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade) to become the lead investment agency for Namibia. Located strategically in the Office of the President, the NIPDB serves as the first point of call for potential investors wanting to do business in Namibia. Our aim is to make Namibia the investment destination of choice by improving the ease of doing business here, starting with eliminating red tape and driving policy reforms.

We are responsible for investment promotion and development as well as MSME coordination.

Investor Support
and Services

We provide investors with an end-to-end solution from facilitating exploratory visits, business registration, visas and permits application, to licences attainment and partnerships. Furthermore, the NIPDB collaborates with relevant agencies to identify and find solutions to general and sectoral constraints, provides input in policy framework to create a conducive investment climate and provide aftercare services to current investors

MSME Lead Coordinator

The NIPDB is mandated to develop institutional mechanisms and assume the lead coordinating role across all levers for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) development nationally. We provide targeted support for the development, innovation and acceleration of MSMEs in four (4) focal areas – Access to Finance, Access to Markets, Capacity Building and Ideation.

Ultimately the NIPDB exists to unlock opportunities that enable a better quality of life for all Namibians. We do this by facilitating trust relationships to attract and retain sustainable investment for private sector-led and inclusive economic growth. As part of its statutory mandate, the Board also aims to improve Namibia’s competitiveness score, develop the required skills for sustainable investments that lead to job creation, and create an enabling ecosystem for MSME’s to thrive and scale.

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