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. 

Annual Forum: Regional Industrialisation and Integration

TIPS in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand, the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Southern Africa Trade Hub, and in association with the Department of Trade and Industry, National Treasury and the Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, will be hosting its annual Forum in July with the theme of Regional Industrialisation and Regional Integration.

For details of the Forum and the focus of topics go to Annual Forum 2015

Registration is open. Download details of how to register: Invitation to register for TIPS Forum


During the Forum a special Poster Session will be held where students, young economists and junior researchers are able to present their research to conference delegates through a short presentation and using a poster.  Closing date is 26 May 2015. For details see TIPS Forum Poster Session.

TIPS in the Media

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