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EU-LDC Regions - Africa - Description/Local Institutions


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Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA)

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) started its operations in 1995 as a non-government policy research institution. The two key areas of BIDPA's mandate are development policy analysis and capacity building.

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 research results.

BIDPA undertakes activities in the following areas:

  • Research, on development policy issues of relevance to Botswana and the Southern African region.
  • Publications 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.
  • Training and education, BIDPA conducts professional training and public education in matters relating to policy analysis.
  • Conferences and workshops, BIDPA regularly organises short courses, seminars and workshops.
  • Networking, BIDPA is actively involved in the Southern Africa Trade Research Network (SATRN) http://www.tips.org.za/satrn/, a Network designed to assist the SADC member countries to participate more effectively in 'the WTO process'.

EU-LDC Network Contact Person:

Grace Kgakge- gracek@bidpa.bw

For further information on BIDPA, please visit the BIDPA website 


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.

The main 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. 
  • Strengthen the capacity outside of government to construct research on trade and industrial policy in order to enlarge the pool of researchers.
  • Play an increasingly important role in research capacity building in Southern Africa.

Research output of TIPS includes:

  • Research Papers.
  • Periodicals, 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.
  • Conference 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  Person: 

Matthew de Gale - matthew@tips.org.za

For further information, please visit the TIPS website


 

 



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