Nieuws uit Namibia over het Basisinkomen

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Greetings from Namibia and a few updates and information about the BIG campaign here in Namibia:

In German
The German Journal ‘Brandeins’ has done a ‘follow-up’ article on the BIG pilot project. The article provides a short background and sums up the positive results of the BIG pilot project. It also highlights the decision of the BIG Coalition to continue with the Bridging Allowance for the people in Otjivero, but also reports about the financial challenges the project faces currently and the urgency of a new fundraising campaign. The article can be accessed via: http://www.brandeins.de/online-extras/was-wurde-aus/dem-grundeinkommen-in-namibia.html

Mr. Bonifaze Mabanza, from our partner organisation KASA (Kirchliche Arbeitsstelle Südliches Afrika), visited Namibia in September last year. He puts the BIG campaign and the political response under the heading: ‘BIG – wie weiter’ in perspective. His commentary is available via: http://www.woek.de/web/cms/upload/pdf/kasa/publikationen/mabanza_2011_big_wie_weiter.pdf

In English:
Professor Frankman, Senior Research Fellow at the McGill University, Montreal, Canada has published a Review of ‘Making the Difference’ – the 2009 Assessment Report of the BIG pilot project. The review can be accessed via his webpage at: http://sites.google.com/site/mfrankman/
under ‘review’ at the bottom of the page

Best regards,

Claudia & Dirk

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