TIPS Training Workshops 2020 (10)

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TIPS TRAINING WORKSHOPS 2020

OVERVIEW OF THE TIPS WORKSHOPS ON ECONOMY-WIDE ANALYSIS TRAINING

Macroeconomic policy provides the context and environment within which all other economic and industrial policies operate. Given the massive challenges of unemployment, inequality and poverty in South Africa, the country requires a developmental macroeconomic stance. Unfortunately, South African macroeconomic policy and the surrounding debate has not adequately kept pace with the diverse critical and developmental scholarship that has emerged, in particular in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis.

There is increasing concern that macroeconomic policy is not doing enough to advance a developmental agenda. Macroeconomic policy faces the challenge of (re)defining its role in job creation, growing and restructuring the economy, encouraging productive investment, reducing inequality, supporting a just tranisition to a sustainable future, and improving socio-economic conditions in South Africa. At the same time, it must play its traditional role of ensuring a “stable” economic environment, while we revisit what this means in practice.

FACILITATOR: Dr Gilad Isaacs

DURATION: To be confirmed (3 days)

COST: R8 000 (VAT included) per participant

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The course considers the interplay between industrial policy and the just transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient, socially-inclusive and environmentally-sustainable economy and society. It looks at the theoretical foundations as well as the practicalities of designing and implementing green industrial policy in South Africa.

FACILITATOR: Gaylor Montmasson-Clair

DATE: 3-4 November 2020 (2 days)

COST: R5300 (VAT included) per participant

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This three-day workshop will reflect on the crisis in the multilateral trading system. The workshop will simulate a Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to provide insights into the dynamics of the WTO. A panel discussion will be held to illustrate the debate on reform of the WTO.

FACILITATOR: Dr Faizel Ismail

DATE: 27-29 October 2020 (3 days)

COST: R8 000 (VAT included) per participant

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Introduction to economy-wide modelling for policy analysis primarily targets 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 computable general equilibrium (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.

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FACILITATORS: Prof Rob Davies and Dirk van Seventer

DATE: 5-9 October 2020 (5 days)

COST: R18 810 (VAT included) per participant

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Under the Socio-Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS), an impact evaluation is required for all new regulations and legislation that goes to Cabinet. SEIAS is often also used to evaluate policies and measures even if not required. The system does not require calculation of all costs and benefits, but often analyses could be strengthened by basic quantification. The course will enable participants to pinpoint when quantification is appropriate and to use relevant analytical techniques and data sources.

FACILITATOR: Dr Neva Makgetla

DURATION: 14-15 October 2020 (2 days)

COST: R6 000 (VAT included) per participant

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The training in research methodology will give insights into managing research projects, understanding the different approaches that can be used, and when to use the different approaches to manage or undertake research.

FACILITATOR: Dr Myriam Velia

DATE: 15-17 September 2020 (3 days)

COST: R8 000 (VAT included) per participant

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Industrial policy is central to South Africa’s national economic development strategy. The Industrial Policy Action Plan was introduced in 2008 as a rolling three-year implementation plan for the National Industrial Policy Framework. The training programme will acquaint participants with the underlying logic of industrial policy; the pros and cons of available measures and policy instruments; and methods for engaging business, labour and communities as key stakeholders in economic policy. It will take a practical, hands-on approach based principally on analysis of South African experiences and evidence.

FACILITATORS: Dr Neva Makgetla and Saul Levin

DURATION: 12-13 August 2020 (2 days)

COST: R6 000 (VAT included) per participant

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The three-day workshop will focus on regional integration in Africa and will simulate the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations. The workshop will also discuss and reflect on the contentious issues in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). 

FACILITATOR: Dr Faizel Ismail

DURATION: 18-20 August 2020

COST: R8 000 (VAT included) per participant

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Economic development at the subnational level must generally leverage national and global value chains as sources of inputs, technologies and markets. The course is aimed at empowering provincial and local government officials to identify opportunities arising out of national and international value chains, and to develop measures to take advantage of them in ways that are realistic, viable and sustainable.


FACILITATOR: Dr Neva Makgetla

DURATION: 23-24 June 2020 (2 days)

COST: R6 000 (VAT included) per participant

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The three-day workshop will focus on the bilateral relationship between South Africa, the rest of Africa; and the European Union, China and the US. The workshop will also consider key bilateral trade issues, such as the future of the SA/Africa – AGOA trade and investment relationship.

FACILITATOR: Dr Faizel Ismail

DURATION: 20-22 July 2020 (3 days)

COST: R8 000 (VAT included) per participant

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