Investment policy

OECD work on investment promotion and facilitation


3rd Meeting of the OECD Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) Network

 22 October 2018  Paris, France

Senior IPA representatives, investment promotion practitioners and policy makers from OECD and emerging economies meet in Paris on 22 October to share their experiences and discuss good practices on investment promotion and facilitation. Focus topics will include:

  • How to measure and maximise the impact of FDI on economic growth and other socio-economic objectives (e.g. sustainable development)

  • Monitoring and evaluation of IPAs: how to improve monitoring and evaluation tools to measures IPA activities (case studies will be discussed)

  • How institutional characteristics of IPAs affect their investment promotion strategies 

The meeting will feature a high-level session to launch the Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies in OECD Countries and a preview of the forthcoming Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean. These publications provide a benchmarking and analysis of IPAs based on a comprehensive survey jointly designed with the Inter-American Development Bank.

The event will also feature side-events with a regional focus, including a session on the preliminary results of the survey of IPAs in Middle East and North Africa. 



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Mapping of IPAs by country and region

The OECD is conducting a series of surveys of IPAs for OECD countries and different regions. These surveys provide comparative evidence across agencies, categorise their profiles, and explain existing trends and practices in investment promotion and facilitation.

The survey results for OECD countries will be launched on 22 October 2018. The survey results for Latin America and the Caribbean will be launched end-2018 and those for the Middle East and North Africa in 2019.



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About the Network

The OECD contributes to global thinking on investment promotion and facilitation and supports IPAs and policy makers to make the most appropriate choices through analysis and experience sharing. The Network brings together senior investment promotion practitioners from OECD and partner countries to facilitate peer-learning and experience sharing on issues of common interest.

The Network operates under the auspices of the OECD Investment Committee.



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