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14-15 March 2017
The function of this workshop is to build research and policy capabilities in the South African government to better understand the dynamics of value chains, and in so doing to contribute to employment growth and productivity enhancement.
5-7 April 2017
The training in research methods provides insights into managing research projects, understanding the different approaches that can be used, and when to use the different approaches to manage or undertake research.
8-12 May 2017
Targets primarily managers and policy analysts, although it is also useful for those wishing to become modellers who want to get a taste of what it is like. It introduces participants to the key components of standard CGE models, emphasising how to use economy-wide models and the economic interpretation of their outputs, rather than the techniques of building them. The models are run using a specially developed MS Excel interface with specialised modelling software.
For details of the workshop, see An Overview of TIPS Workshops on Economy-wide Analysis. This is Workshop B.
15-19 May 2017
The Economy-Wide Policy Impact Analysis workshop introduces participants to input-output, SUT and SAM multiplier analysis and their extensions. These techniques are widely used to assess the likely impact of policy and other shocks to the economy. They can also form the basis for many CGE models. All the models are implemented in MS Excel.
For more details, see An Overview of TIPS Workshops on Economy-wide Analysis. This is Workshop A.
Specifically targets those wanting to become modellers. It introduces the participants to economy-wide model building, using specialised modelling software. While the material is driven by the economics of models, the major focus is on actual model building techniques. This workshop does not require prior knowledge of model building, but is technically more difficult than either of the other two workshops. It does assume a basic understanding of SAMs.
For more details, see An Overview of TIPS Workshops on Economy-wide Analysis. This is Workshop C.
10-11 October 2017
The course considers the opportunities to advance to low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive development and how to apply ‘green economy’ concepts in the current policy environment.