Population-Development-Environment in Namibia. Background Readings

Fuller B & Prommer I (2000). Population-Development-Environment in Namibia. Background Readings. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-00-031

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Abstract

The papers in this compendium represent a preparatory stage in the creation of a population-development-environment model for Namibia. As will be explained in the following section, this model requires information beyond lists of statistics. It is necessary to understand the reasons for the current state of affairs so that the scenarios made by the model are understood within a broader context. Also important is an understanding of the policy framework which will govern the activities of each sector. Legislation, policies and practical programs need to be understood so they too can be appropriately considered in the model.

It is with these aims in mind that the respective authors were asked to contribute their knowledge of Namibia to this project. As the model began to coalesce, it became clear that the background papers themselves deserved more than just a supplementary role. Together they present a reasonable body of information about different aspects of Namibian society. Given that the literature on Namibia is sparse and often contained in unpublished reports, these papers, many of which draw their information from this hidden or 'gray literature,' deserve to see the light of day in the form of this collection.

In the pages that follow, a brief description of the PDE model and its components is presented, after which, the focus will shift to specific issues which relate to Namibia.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:12
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 15:26
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/6214

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