Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) NPC is a not-for-profit research organisation based in Pretoria, South Africa. The organisation facilitates policy development and dialogue in pursuit of sustainable and inclusive growth. TIPS has three main focus areas: Trade and Industrial PolicyInequality and Economic Inclusion and Sustainable GrowthIts working model integrates research and analysis, policy development, disseminating information, capacity building, technical support, and programme design and management. 

Saul Levin joins 2015 SEED Awards International Jury

TIPS Executive Director Saul Levin has been invited to join the International Jury for the 2015 SEED Awards, an independent panel of experts in various fields of sustainable development.  

The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally-led start-up social and environmental enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies. This year, SEED will grant 31 SEED Awards to enterprises with the potential to make real improvements in poverty eradication and environmental sustainability while contributing to a greener economy. For more about the awards go to About the SEED Awards.  

For more information about the panel go to SEED International July

This year’s SEED Africa Symposium will be held on 9-10 September in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme this year is Building Bridges for Impact: Green and Inclusive Growth Through Entrepreneurship. Applications to attend the symposium are now open. For more about the speakers and programme go to SEED Africa Symposium 2015.   


APORDE brings together academics, policymakers and civil society to investigate economic development options. It aims to build capacity in the South, particularly in Africa and is founded on the need to broaden perspectives on development thinking and policymaking. These APORDE 2015 seminars are open to the public. For information and details of venues go to: APORDE SEMINARS

Speakers: Christopher Cramer and Mushtaq Khan. Wednesday 2 September, from 18:30
Speakers: Ha-Joon Chang; Neva Makgetla; Imraan Patel. Thursday 3 September, 09:30 – 13:00
Speaker:  Paul Jourdan. Thursday 3 September, from 18h30
Speakers: Ben Fine and Nicolas Pons-Vignon. Monday 7 September 2015, from 18h30
Speaker: Jayati Ghosh. Tuesday, 8 September, 17h30 for 18h00
Speakers: Jonathan di John, Paul Jourdan, Kathy Nicolaou-Manias. Wednesday 9 September, 09:00 – 12:00
RSVP by email: Daphney [at] tips [dot] org [dot] za or Rozale [at] tips [dot] org [dot] za to confirm attendance.  Please note which seminar you will be attending in your confirmation. 

Download full programme: APORDE PUBLIC SEMINARS

TIPS in the Media

Engineering News - 20 June, 2014
City Press - 25 May, 2014