Apply for the Industrial Policy for Policy Makers training programme

8 May 2017 - 15:15

Call for applications for participants to attend the Industrial Policy for Policy Makers training programme

4-8 September 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa

Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) will be holding an Industrial Policy for Policy Makers training programme (IPPM), which will be held alongside the annual African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE).
The programme is for senior government officials from South Africa and SADC and will be held in Johannesburg (South Africa) from 4-8 September 2017. There is no charge to attend the training, however, places are limited and acceptance will be through an application process. South African delegates will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation costs.
The five-day intensive training course is focused on Industrial Policy and consists of lectures and seminars taught 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 and evening lectures, which participants are expected to attend.

IPPM will cover essential topics in development economics with a focus on key aspects of industrial policy. 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
  • Governance
  • The developmental state and industrial policy
  • Development finance and industrial development
  • Industrial development in SADC
  • Technology acquisition
  • Taxation and economic development
  • Regional value chains and industrial development

A list of confirmed lecturers includes:

  • Chris Cramer (SOAS, University of London)
  • Ha-Joon Chang (Cambridge University)
  • Mushtaq Khan (SOAS)
  • Judith Fessehaie (University of Johannesburg)
  • Ben Fine (SOAS)
  • Stephanie Blankenburg (UNCTAD)
  • Jonathan Di John (SOAS)
  • Thandika Mkandawire (London School of Economics)

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

The following documents should be sent to

  • The completed application form, available on the TIPS website
  • A recent curriculum vitae not exceeding 5 pages in length
  • A letter from your employer confirming your availability to attend for the full duration of the training
  • A motivation letter (Maximum 500 words) 

Applications close on Monday the 8th June 2017 at 8 o’clock in the morning, Johannesburg time. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Candidates will be notified by E-mail of the outcome of their applications at the latest by end June 2017.
Should you have any queries, please contact: