The Center for Trade Policy and Development

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development is a non-profit making, membership based trade policy think tank which aims to promote pro-poor trade policies and practices. The organization was established in 1999 as Civil Society Trade network and was later rebranded to be the Centre for Trade Policy and Development-CTPD. CTPD provides analytical research, capacity building and facilitation services in trade and investment sectors to Civil Society Organizations, local private sector, Small Scale Producer groups and government.

The Centre for Trade Policy and Development is a non-profit making, membership based trade policy think tank which aims to promote pro-poor trade policies and practices. The organization was established in 1999 as Civil Society Trade network and was later rebranded to be the Centre for Trade Policy and Development-CTPD. CTPD provides analytical research, capacity building and facilitation services in trade and investment sectors to Civil Society Organizations, local private sector, Small Scale Producer groups and government. Our mandate is to influence pro-poor trade reform at national, regional and multilateral levels as well as to facilitate for the participation of various stakeholders, including member organizations, in ensuring that trade is used as tool for poverty eradication and economic growth. Over the years, CTPD has taken a lead in mobilizing Civil Society engagement and participation in pushing for improved transparency and accountability on economic governance and governance. As part of its strategic focus, CTPD has taken a lead to push for policy reforms in the governance of natural resources in the country so as to ensure that there are trickle down benefits for people living in mining communities as well as ensuring that there is a fair share of revenue being collected from the investments in the mining sector.

Contacts

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  • T. +27 (0)11 587 5000
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