Enlarge image (© picture-alliance / dpa) German-Namibian development cooperation is a central component of the special relations between Namibia and Germany. Since Namibia's independence in 1990, Germany has supported the Namibian Government in its policy of national reconciliation and in dealing with the legacy of apartheid. The main goal of German-Namibian cooperation is to dismantle the social and economic disparities which resulted from Namibia's history. German cooperation supports the medium and long-term objectives set by Namibia in her Vision 2013 and the Forth National Development Plan (NDP 4).
To date, German development cooperation with Namibia - governmental and non-governmental programmes taken together - amounts to around € 800 million. In per-capita terms, Namibia is thus the largest recipient of German development cooperation in Africa.