The SADC Trade Development Project is a partnership between the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS).It involves a number of research projects on trade reform in Southern Africa.
TIPS' partnership with AusAID falls under its ‘African Governance Facility' programme umbrella, and encompasses research projects around trade liberalisation, through which the project aims to:
- Develop research infrastructure, for example by creating new databases and simple spreadsheets, templates and models;
- Formulate policy- and private sector-relevant information tools and publications to inform policy;
- Carry out various impact analyses; and
- Build capacity in the region.