TIPS Training Workshops 2018 (7)

For information about the TIPS Training courses and to register, contact Rozale Sewduth rozale@tips.org.za

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TIPS TRAINING WORKSHOPS 2018

OVERVIEW OF THE TIPS WORKSHOPS ON ECONOMY-WIDE ANALYSIS TRAINING

20-22 June 2018

This course provides participants with insights into how the world trading systems work and South Africa’s trade relationship with key regions.

It is facilited over three modules.

1. The first module is a Simulation of the SA-US AGOA Negotiations (completed)
2. The second module focuses on Globalisation and Regional Economic Integration (20-22 June 2018)
3. The third module focuses on Globalisation and Multilateral Trading System: Simulating the Bali Ministerial Conference (October 2017 - date to be confirmed)

This course is Module 2. See brochure for details.

3-7 September 2018

The Economy-Wide Policy Impact Analysis workshop introduces participants to input-output, SUT and SAM multiplier analysis and their extensions. These techniques are widely used to assess the likely impact of policy and other shocks to the economy. They can also form the basis for many CGE models. All the models are implemented in MS Excel.

For more details, see An Overview of TIPS Workshops on Economy-wide Analysis. This is Workshop A.

Workshop leaders are Dirk van Seventer and Rob Davies.

Workshop fees (which includes teas, coffees and light lunches): R16,500 (excl VAT)

Registration closing date is Friday 6 July 2018. Seats will be reserved until the payment closing date of Friday 3 August 2018. The offering of the workshop is dependent on attracting a minimum number of 10 students by the time of the payment closing date while the maximum number of students is 20. Note that TIPS will not make refunds after the payment due date unless the workshop is cancelled. TIPS’s invoice documentation (tax clearance, bank clearance, etc) will only be sent on request by registered post. It is therefore important to make sure that TIPS is on your organisation’s list of preferred suppliers and to factor-in sufficient time for these processes.

If you are interested in attending this workshop please complete the application form attached and send to: Dirk Ernst van Seventer (Registration closing date is Friday 6 July 2018. Seats will be reserved until the payment closing date of Friday 3 August 2018. The offering of the workshop is dependent on attracting a minimum number of 10 students by the time of the payment closing date while the maximum number of students is 20. Note that TIPS will not make refunds after the payment due date unless the workshop is cancelled. TIPS’s invoice documentation (tax clearance, bank clearance, etc) will only be sent on request by registered post. It is therefore important to make sure that TIPS is on your organisation’s list of preferred suppliers and to factor-in sufficient time for these processes. 

If you are interested in attending this workshop please complete the application form attached and send to: Dirk Ernst van Seventer (denvanseventer@gmail.com) or Rob Davies (robdavieszim@gmail.com)

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10-14 September 2017

Targets primarily managers and policy analysts, although it is also useful for those wishing to become modellers who want to get a taste of what it is like. It introduces participants to the key components of standard CGE models, emphasising how to use economy-wide models and the economic interpretation of their outputs, rather than the techniques of building them. The models are run using a specially developed MS Excel interface with specialised modelling software.

For details of the workshop, see An Overview of TIPS Workshops on Economy-wide Analysis. This is Workshop B.

Workshop leaders are Dirk van Seventer and Rob Davies.

Workshop fees (which includes teas, coffees and light lunches): R16,500 (excl VAT)

Registration closing date is Friday 6 July 2018. Seats will be reserved until the payment closing date of Friday 3 August 2018. The offering of the workshop is dependent on attracting a minimum number of 10 students by the time of the payment closing date while the maximum number of students is 20. Note that TIPS will not make refunds after the payment due date unless the workshop is cancelled. TIPS’s invoice documentation (tax clearance, bank clearance, etc) will only be sent on request by registered post. It is therefore important to make sure that TIPS is on your organisation’s list of preferred suppliers and to factor-in sufficient time for these processes.

If you are interested in attending this workshop please complete the application form attached and send to: Dirk Ernst van Seventer (denvanseventer@gmail.com) or Rob Davies (robdavieszim@gmail.com

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18-19 September 2018

The function of this workshop is to build research and policy capabilities in the South African government to better understand the dynamics of value chains, and in so doing to contribute to employment growth and productivity enhancement. 

The workshop will address the following issues:

  • What are value chains?
  • What differentiates them from simple input/output economic linkages?
  • How are value chains governed, and by whom, and how does this affect the capacity to upgrade?
  • What role do standards play in value chains?
  • Given intense competition, how do value chains upgrade and in what directions?
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1-2 October 2018

This course is for public sector officials whose jobs require them to interact with, and/or influence, the enabling environment within which private sector firms operate. The course is designed to assist officials who have no formal economics training to understand in a theoretically rigorous manner how a modern economy operates and functions; how markets operate and grow; and how firms make investment, output and employment decisions.

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10-11 October 2018

A course for public sector officials, development agencies and sustainability managers, whose jobs entail an understanding of the Green Economy within their sphere of work.

The course considers the opportunities to advance to low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive development and how to apply ‘green economy’ concepts in the current policy environment. Participants will learn about different concepts and facets of the green economy, as well as global, national and sector-specific challenges. Additionally, participants will develop the skills for applying the green economy concept in a real world economic and policy context.

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October 2018 (date to be confirmed)

Trade policy and South Africa: Globalisation and ultilateral trading system: Simulating the Bali Ministerial Conference

This course provides participants with insights into how the world trading systems work and South Africa’s trade relationship with key regions.

It is facilited over three modules.

1. The first module is a Simulation of the SA-US AGOA Negotiations (9-11 May 2018)
2. The second module focuses on Globalisation and Regional Economic Integration (20-22 June 2018)
3. The third module focuses on Globalisation and Multilateral Trading System: Simulating the Bali Ministerial Conference (October 2017 - date to be confirmed)

This course is Module 3. See brochure for details.