The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This paper discusses key findings of the Financial System Stability Assessment for Namibia, including the Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes on Banking Supervision. The financial system of Namibia appears healthy, well-run, and resilient to plausible macroeconomic shocks. Namibia has one of the most sophisticated and highly developed financial systems in Africa. It comprises a diverse range of institutions, which are mostly private. The banking sector is mature, profitable, and well capitalized. The nonbank financial institutions sector is also well developed.