Corporate philosophy

The DBN’s vision sets the scene for the most desired future state whilst the mission provides the overall framework within which the Bank’s strategies are formulated. The
values are the operating philosophies and driving principles that guide internal conduct as well as its relationship with stakeholders.


The vision of DBN is to play a leading role in the sustainable economic development of Namibia.


The Development Bank of Namibia strives to be recognised for the significant impact it has on sustainable socio-economic development and transformation in Namibia.


The DBN’s guiding principles for its decisions, activities and conduct are:
  • Service
    Develop and practice service culture that will meet the customer’s needs and expectations
  • Integrity
    Focus on doing the right thing, matching deeds with words
  • Transparency
    Policies and practices are clear and visible to all
  • Excellence
    Do the right thing first time, in order to deliver efficient and effective service to stakeholders