Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) Core Grant - Phase IV

Established in 1996, Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) is an organization that coordinates a network of researchers that seeks to provide the Government of South Africa, civil society and the region with independent advice on economic policy, with a particular focus on trade and industrial issues. Earlier phases of TIPS were funded under projects 101039, 102665 and 103996. While the traditional focus on trade and industrial policy has remained, additional issues such as regulation, agriculture, sustainable development, employment and other areas of increasing importance for economic policy have begun to appear on the TIPS agenda. This grant will enable TIPS to remain responsive to the local policy environment, and continue delivering high-quality, policy relevant research to government and other clients. TIPS has revised and broadened its programming to include six core areas: trade; African economic integration; industrial development; rural development; inequality and economic marginalization; and sustainable development. TIPS will, among other things, convene seminars and workshops for scholars, researchers, policymakers and government officials on emerging policy issues.

Project ID


Project status


Start Date

Thursday, March 25, 2010

End Date

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


36 months

IDRC Officer

Okwi, Paul

Total funding

CA$ 1,000,000


South of Sahara, South Africa


Employment and Growth

Project Leader

Ximena Gonzalez-Nunez


Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (Association incorporated under Section 21)

Institution Country

South Africa

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