Research Archive (727)

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair; Bhavna Deonarain
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
The energy landscape in Southern Africa has been rapidly evolving over the last decades. An economy-wide transition to sustainability is underway, with energy at its core. In addition, a progressive movement of regional integration with numerous energy-related initiatives is taking place, principally through the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP). At…

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Tracy Ledger
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
This study provides an overview and analysis of the structure, key functions and characteristics of the forestry value chain operating in and among South Africa, Mozambique and Tanzania in order to identify market opportunities and the interventions required to support the growth of the regional value chain. The research focuses…

  • Year 2016
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Christopher Wood
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Technical regulations refer to standards and compulsory specifications that apply to certain products and processes, and which can play an important role in regional trade. Firms that wish to trade in value chains need to be able to comply with the regulations set by lead firms and state regulators, or…

  • Year 2018
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Sandy Lowit
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
The paper begins with a broad contextual overview of the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC’s) transport and logistics performance in terms of the Logistics Performance Index and tracks the performance of individual member states in the decade from 2007. Two interesting findings emerge. First that the better performing SADC member…

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Neva Makgetla
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The current electricity model incorporates a paradox in which continual increases in price contribute to falling demand, which in turn leads to higher unit costs and prices. In this context, high levels of capital expenditure by Eskom have become a critical cost driver. The contradictory response of raising prices in…

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation OECD Environment Working Papers, No. 125
  • Publication Author(s) Lauren McNicoll, Raphaël Jachnik (OECD), Gaylor Montmasson-Clair and Shakespear Mudombi, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
This study estimates and analyses publicly-mobilised private finance for climate action in South Africa, between 2010 and 2015. The mobilisation effect of public climate finance on private finance is first estimated through an analysis and attribution of project-level co-finance data. A pilot-methodology (the investor perspective) then expands the analysis to also incorporate the…
The Annual Forum 2017 was hosted by Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) in partnership with the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development, based at the University of Johannesburg, and in association with the Green Economy Coalition (GEC). It was supported by funding and assistance from the European Union (DCI-ENV/2016/372-84) and…

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation Rutgers University, US
  • Publication Author(s) Jacob Park (Rutgers University
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 1: Renewable energy and inclusive growth

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation University of Cape Town
  • Publication Author(s) Anthony Black; Stephanie Craig; Paul Dunne
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 2: Manufacturing and sustainable development: South African experiences

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation GreenCape
  • Publication Author(s) Sarah O’Carrol; Lauren Basson; Jarrod Lyons; Sam Smout; Henry Nuwarinda
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 2: Manufacturing and sustainable development: South African experiences

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation CCRED; ZIPAR
  • Publication Author(s) Teboho Bosiu; Farasai Chinanga; Mwanda Phiri
  • Countries and Regions Zambia
Session 3: Manufacturing and sustainable development: International experiences

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation National Planning Commission, Namibia
  • Publication Author(s) Victoria Nambinga
  • Countries and Regions Namibia
Session 3: Manufacturing and sustainable development: International experiences

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation WWF-SA
  • Publication Author(s) Manisha Gulati; Louise Scholtz
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 5: Carbon-intensive industries and sustainability

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • Publication Author(s) Pooja Pal
  • Countries and Regions India
Session 5: Carbon-intensive industries and sustainability

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town
  • Publication Author(s) T Caetano; B Merven; F Hartley; F Ahjum
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 6: Towards a sustainable transport sector 

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation University of Cape Town
  • Publication Author(s) Faaiqa Hartley; Tara Caetano; Reza C Daniels
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 6: Towards a sustainable transport sector 

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Publication Author(s) Selebogo Leshoro
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 7: Agricultural value chains and sustainability

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation GreenCape
  • Publication Author(s) Pieter Frederik Janse van Vuuren; Catherine Pineo; Lauren Basson; Usisipho Gogela
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 7: Agricultural value chains and sustainability

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation ZIPAR; CCRED
  • Publication Author(s) Francis Ziba; Reena das Nair; Maria Nkhonjera
Session 7: Agricultural value chains and sustainability

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation Kabale University, Kabale, Uganda
  • Publication Author(s) Jennifer Turyatemba Tumushabe
Session 8: Financing the sustainability transition

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Struan Robertson
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8: Financing the sustainability transition

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation Wits School of Governance
  • Publication Author(s) Mike Muller
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
 Session 9: Unpacking the water-energy-food nexus

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation The Innovation Hub
  • Publication Author(s) Ntombi Radebe-Tsotetsi
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 9: Unpacking the water-energy-food nexus

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation Sustainability & Resilience (su-re.co)
  • Publication Author(s) Takeshi Takama, Ibnu Budiman, Novelita Wahyu Mondamina, Yudiandra Yuwono, Cynthia J Ismail
Session 9: Unpacking the water-energy-food nexus

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation The Innovation Hub
  • Publication Author(s) Ndidzulafhi Nenngwekhulu
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 10: Sub-national experiences and sustainability 

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation South African-Germany Energy Partnership
  • Publication Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, Karin Kritzinger, Louise Scholtz, Manisha Gulati
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The growth of renewable energy technologies is re-shaping energy systems across the globe. In South Africa, which relies on coal-fired power plants for 90% of electricity generation, this trend suggests a critical shift in dynamics, generating numerous risks and opportunities at all levels of the value chain. This is particularly…

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Sandy Lowitt
The paper considers new heterodox theoretical contributions to the industrial policy debate in developing countries. Specifically it focuses on the challenge of “getting industrial policy right in circumstances where the country is run by flawed leaders presiding over a politically weak and internally fragmented state” (Change 2010). The paper covers…

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation World Trade Review
  • Publication Author(s) Dr Faizel Ismail
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a non-reciprocal preferential trade programme that the US offers to 49 sub-Saharan African countries. President Obama's decision to extend AGOA, which was set to expire at the end of September 2015, for another 10 years (2015 to 2025), was highly controversial. The…

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation Journal of World Trade 51, no. 1
  • Publication Author(s) Dr Faizel Ismail
This paper argues that the dramatic changes in the trade architecture of the world during the first decade of the new millennium have created both opportunities and challenges for Africa’s development. African countries need to develop proactive strategies to harness these new changes and use them to advance the integration…
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