The 11th edition of the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE) will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 4-15 September 2017. Call for applications for participants to attend closes on 8 May 2017. For more information and details of how to apply go to call for applications.
The latest TIPS newsletter profiles some of our recent projects including the latest Manufacturing Composite Investment Tracker; TIPS's work for the Department of Trade and Industry's agro-processing desk; and TIPS's input to the Fees Commission on fee-free higher education and training. Read more here.
The April TIPS Development Dialogue seminar was on public procurement and industrial development. For more information and copies of the presentations go to Development Dialogue. Presenters: Rod Crompton, Judith Fessehaie, Simon Roberts (CCRED), Neva Makgetla, Asanda Fotoyi (TIPS). Discussant: Edwin Ritchkin
The Real Economy Bulletin is a review of quarterly trends, developments and data in the real economy, together with analysis of the main manufacturing industries and key data in Excel format. Additional topics in this edition include briefing notes on scenarios for US protectionism and the 2017/8 budget and industrialisation. See The Real Economy Bulletin - Fourth Quarter 2016.