The Roundtable on Investment and Sustainable Development (RISD) is central to OECD’s efforts in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (see OECD Action Plan on the Sustainable Development Goals). It aims to develop new forms of OECD engagement that support policy coherence and maximise the role of private investment as a catalyst for sustainable development. Building on the first and second RISD held in 2018 and 2019 and maintaining its flexible and inclusive nature, the third Roundtable continued policy discussions and critical thinking through the active participation of member and partner countries and a variety of non-governmental actors. Under the strategic guidance of the OECD Investment Committee, the RISD seeks synergies with related initiatives in other fora, including the UN and its agencies, the World Bank Group, and regional development banks.
As countries attempt to recover and build back better from the Covid-19 pandemic, the relationship between FDI and development cooperation is of interest to both the international investment and donor communities. The first session of the 2020 RISD, held on 30 September 2020, is therefore jointly organised by OECD’s Investment Committee (IC) and Development Cooperation Committee (DAC).
30 September 2020 13.30-15.30 (CET) – SESSION 1: Investment and sustainable development: Between risk of collapse and opportunity to build back better – joint IC-DAC session
1 October 2020 13.30-15.30 (CET) – SESSION 2: FDI and resilient health sectors
Roundtable participants included senior government representatives from investment and development communities from both OECD and partner countries, international organisations, business executives, and representatives from civil society and academia.
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