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7-8 August 2017
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 through upgrading. The workshop will be interactive and combine formal presentations with participation of government officials. To draw practical lessons useful to policymaking and implementation, the workshop will focus on a selection of value chains of relevance/interest to participants.
Dr Justin Barnes of Benchmarking and Manufacturing Analysts will facilitate the workshop. Dr Barnes has extensive experience of policy development and implementation in a range of sectors and countries (including South Africa) and is a member of a global research network analysing the global value chains framework.
4-5 September 2016
A course 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 makeinvestment, output and employment decisions. It will provide a better understand published economic research, statistical releases and media reporting thereby assisting in capacity building and knowledge development; and understand and anticipate firm and market responses to governmental actions and interventions thereby increasing the efficacy of policy and strategy development and implementation.
9-13 October 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.
16-20 October 2017
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.
23-27 October 2017
Specifically targets those wanting to become modellers. It introduces the participants to economy-wide model building, using specialised modelling software. While the material is driven by the economics of models, the major focus is on actual model building techniques. This workshop does not require prior knowledge of model building, but is technically more difficult than either of the other two workshops. It does assume a basic understanding of SAMs.
For more details, see An Overview of TIPS Workshops on Economy-wide Analysis. This is Workshop C.
15-16 November 2017
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 interactive course is designed to deepen the theoretical and practical knowledge of the Green Economy in the South African context. Aspects covered include:
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