Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) is an independent, non-profit, economic research institution established in 1996 to support economic policy development. TIPS undertakes quantitative and qualitative research, project management, dialogue facilitation, capacity building and knowledge sharing. Its areas of focus are trade, inclusive industrial policy, and sustainable development.

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The Real Economy Bulletin
The Real Economy Bulletin is a review of trends, developments and data in the real economy.
Third Quarter 2023 is now out.

The Real Economy Bulletin:
The State of Small Business

The REB State of Small Business in South Africa looks at the contribution of small businesses to the economy: 2023 is now out.

The Real Economy Bulletin: Provincial Review
The REB Provincial Review analyses developments in the real economy at the provincial level: 2022 is now out.

Green Economy Bulletin 
The Green Economy Bulletin provides an overview of South Africa’s progress in creating a sustainable, low-carbon economy. GEC 2022 is now out

TIPS FDI Tracker
The FDI Tracker monitors inward foreign direct investment. Second Quarter 2023 is now out.

TIPS Export Tracker
The Export Tracker provides updates on export trends.
Second Quarter 2023 is now out.

TIPS Import Tracker
The Import Tracker is a quarterly analysis of import trends.
Second Quarter 2023 is now out.

Imports Localisation
Quarterly reports of imports that South Africa could possibly viably manufacture. First Quarter 2023 is now out.

Manufacturing Subsectors
Notes on the main manufacturing subsectors in South Africa.

Upcoming events and Announcements

Policy Briefs

Recent Research

Working at TIPS

Economic Conferences

In addition to planning the Annual Forum, the TIPS Event Management Team can also be commissioned to plan and manage external economic conferences and events.