The TIIG program examines non-oil export performance and proposes policies and strategies which can enhance integration into global markets, and improve participation in international trade negotiations.
The program assists in preparing short position papers which summarize progress on multilateral trade negotiations and suggest key issues of importance to trade negotiators.
The increased trade and investment between the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) on the one hand, and between the BRICS and the rest of Africa on the other, has become a topic of increased interest in the international community. The program reviews the scramble of the BRIC for natural resources and the pattern of trade flows between the BRIC and Africa starting with Nigeria; identiﬁes the sectoral destination of inward investments; and examines potential trade and investment opportunities for African ﬁrms considering expansion into BRIC countries. It also examines the membership of South Africa in the G20 and its implications for Africa. Furthermore, it examines how the BRICS and G20 platforms can help advance the African Agenda.