IPPM 2019: Industrial Policy for Policy Makers

  • Date: Monday, 02 September 2019
  • Venue: Sandton (to be confirmed)





The third edition of the Industrial Policy for Policy Makers (IPPM) training programme will be taking place in September 2019, and will be held alongside the annual African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE). This year’s theme for IPPM is: CHALLENGES OF THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT

The programme is a partnership between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), APORDE, the South African Department of Trade and Industry, and Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). It is aimed at senior government officials from across SADC and will be held in Johannesburg (South Africa) from 2 to 6 September 2019. 

There is no charge to attend the training, however due to limited places applicants will be accepted through an application process. South African participants will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation costs. Participants from other SADC countries will have their costs of travel and accommodation covered by the programme.

The five-day intensive training course is focused on Industrial Policy and consists of lectures and seminars by leading international and African economists. It is of particular relevance given the recent adoption of the SADC Industrialisation Strategy and Action Plan.  The programme consists of both daytime lectures and evening lectures.  Participants are expected to attend all lectures.  


IPPM will cover topics in development economics and industrial development with a focus on technological change and Industry 4.0. NOTE: Several lectures will be held jointly with the APORDE programme. The training will include sessions on:

  • Critical Perspectives on Development Economics
  • Market, State and Institutions in Economic Development
  • Innovation Systems and Industrial Development
  • The 4th Industrial Revolution: Concepts and Policies
  • Strategic Approaches to Industry 4.0
  • Learning, Governance and Technology Acquisition
  • Agro-industry value chains and Industry 4.0
  • Regional Value Chains and Industrial Development
  • Political Economy of Structural Transformation, Industrial Policy and the 4th Industrial Revolution

A list of confirmed lecturers includes:

  • Chris Cramer (SOAS, University of London)
  • Ha-Joon Chang (Cambridge University)
  • Mushtaq Khan (SOAS)
  • Sanghoon Kim (UNIDO)
  • Fernando Santiago (UNIDO)
  • Erika Kraemer-Mbula (University of Johannesburg)
  • Stephanie Blankenburg (UNCTAD)
  • Frank Hartwich (UNIDO)
  • Gabriel Palma (SOAS)
  • Neva Makgetla (TIPS)
  • Nimrod Zalk (DTI)


Applicants should be senior government officials in African countries working in economic ministries / departments and be proficient in English.

The following documents should be sent to Rozale@tips.org.za:

  • The completed application form
  • A recent curriculum vitae of not more than five pages
  • A letter from your employer confirming your availability to attend for the full duration of the training
  • A motivation to attend (Max. 500 words)

The application form is attached to dowload 

The application call will close on Thursday 25 July 2019 at 13:00, Johannesburg time.  

Candidates will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their applications by early August 2019.

Should you have any queries, please contact: Rozale@tips.org.za  

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