TIPS is a not-for-profit economic research organisation based in Pretoria, South Africa. TIPS has three main focus areas: trade and industrial policy, sustainable growth, and inequality and economic inclusion. TIPS undertakes research and analysis, and facilitates policy development, dialogue and capacity building.

Real Economy Bulletin

The Real Economy Bulletin is a review of trends, developments and data in the real economy, together with analysis of the main manufacturing industries and key data. Third Quarter 2018 is now out.

Manufacturing Data

The TIPS manufacturing subsector notes provide information on contribution to GDP, employment, profitability and assets, market structure and dominant producers, major inputs and international trade.

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Development Dialogue

The Development Dialogue Seminars, hosted by TIPS, offer a platform to share views and ideas on development issues and alternative policy strategies.

Training Workshops 2019

  • Trade policy and practice: Module One
    Module One: Theme - SA’s bilateral relations with a focus on AGOA The three-day workshop will focus on the bilateral relationship between South Africa, the rest of Africa; and the EU, China and the US. The workshop will also consider key bilateral trade issues, such as the future of the SA/Africa – AGOA trade…
  • Value chain strategies for local and provincial development
    Economic development at the subnational level must generally leverage national and global value chains as sources of inputs, technologies and markets. The course is aimed at empowering provincial and local government officials to identifyopportunities arising out of national and international value chains, and to develop measures to take advantage of them in ways that are…

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Working at TIPS

TIPS offers internships to qualified people to gain professional experience in the economic policy field in South Africa and the continent.

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Small Grant Research Papers

TIPS offers small research grants of up to R16 500 to students in South Africa at the Masters level. Students from outside South Africa would be considered in exceptional cases.

Economic Conferences

In addition to planning the Annual Forum, the TIPS Event Management Team can also be commissioned to plan and manage external economic conferences and events.