EU-LDC Regions - Africa - Description/Local Institutions
This section is maintained by BIDPA and TIPS
Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA)
Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) started
its operations in 1995 as a non-government policy research
two key areas of BIDPA's mandate are development policy analysis and
The aim of BIDPA is to
promote policy analysis through research, capacity building,
assisting organisations or individuals where appropriate, monitoring
the country’s economic performance and disseminating policy
activities in the following areas:
on development policy issues of relevance to Botswana and
the Southern African region.
or presentations on the outcome of its policy analysis,
orally or in writing, to individuals, organisations or the
general public at large.
It publishes working papers, newsletters and policy briefs.
BIDPA conducts professional training and public education
in matters relating to policy analysis.
BIDPA regularly organises short
courses, seminars and workshops.
BIDPA is actively
involved in the Southern Africa Trade Research Network (SATRN)
a Network designed to assist the SADC member countries to participate
more effectively in 'the WTO process'.
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For further information
on BIDPA, please visit the BIDPA
Trade and Industrial Policy
Strategies (TIPS), Johannesburg, South Africa
TIPS is an independent non-profit research
institution that is committed to assist government and civil society
in making informed policy choices, specifically in the areas of
trade, industrial and regulation policy.
functions of Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies are to:
- Serve as a
clearing house for the policy makers by effectively assisting in
harnessing all relevant trade and industrial research for policy
considerations, which will strengthen and enhance the capacity
for policy analysis in South and Southern Africa.
the capacity outside of government to construct research on
trade and industrial policy in order to enlarge the pool of
- Play an
increasingly important role in research capacity building in
Research output of TIPS includes:
including the Trade and Industry Monitor, published
quarterly in collaboration with the Development Policy Research
Unit , and Southern African Update, published quarterly.
- Focus on
Data, a monthly analysis
of key trade and industrial data.
and workshops, including the annual TIPS Forum, various summer
schools and a variety of smaller events around trade and
industrial policy in South and Southern Africa.
EU-LDC Network Contact
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information, please visit the TIPS