11/05/2020 - This note reviews the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on international investment flows and government responses. It summarises the findings of the OECD IPA Network meeting on 9 April 2020 and outlines short-term and long-term responses.
MAPPING INVESTMENT PROMOTION AGENCIES BY COUNTRY AND REGION
The OECD is conducting a series of surveys of IPAs for OECD countries and different regions. These surveys, based on a comprehensive survey jointly designed with the Inter-American Development Bank, provide comparative evidence across agencies, categorise their profiles, and explain existing trends and practices in investment promotion and facilitation.
30/09/2020 - This report takes stock of Eurasia countries’ efforts to attract foreign investment and offers comparisons with investment promotion practices in the OECD, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It provides a detailed understanding of Eurasia IPAs’ structures and settings, strategies and activities. It suggests options for strengthening investment promotion efforts in Eurasia and adapting them to the new context being defined by the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. For more information please visit OECD Eurasia Competitiveness Programme.
24/07/2019 - The study provides a thorough understanding of who the agencies are, what they do, and how they do it. Focusing in particular on the LAC region, this mapping exercise will enhance peer-learning amongst practitioners and policy makers, allowing them to benchmark their agencies against those of other countries and supporting reflections on future strategic orientations.
28/05/2019 - This report provides an inventory of existing practices among IPAs in eight southern Mediterranean economies: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, and Tunisia.
22/10/2018 - This report provides an inventory of existing practices in Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) across 32 OECD countries. This mapping exercise covers a wide range of areas pertaining to investment promotion and facilitation with a view to enhancing peer-learning amongst practitioners.
Thematic Policy Notes
5th Meeting of the OECD Investment Promotion Agency Network
Investment promotion for a sustainable and resilient COVID-19 recovery
20 - 22 October 2020
Heads of IPAs, senior investment promotion practitioners and policymakers from OECD and partner countries will meet virtually on 20-22 October 2020 to share their experience and discuss good practices on investment promotion and facilitation. The purpose of the workshop is to help prepare participants to confront future challenges in light of the COVID-19 crisis, ensure the impact and effectiveness of their actions, and consider how to adapt strategies to best contribute to a sustainable, inclusive and resilient recovery. It will include the following sessions:
For more information please contact:
Alexandre.DECROMBRUGGHE@oecd.org and Angele.NZINGA@oecd.org
3rd Workshop OECD IPA Network l Summary Report 2018
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ABOUT THE IPA NETWORK
The OECD is working with IPAs to conduct analytical work and facilitate peer-learning in the area of investment promotion. The OECD IPA Networkwas created in 2016 andbrings together senior IPA representatives from OECD and partner countries: i) to gather a community of like-minded practitioners that are willing to engage in discussions and experience sharing with their peers, ii) to benefit from the OECD expertise to gather, build and use evidence-based analysis on investment; iii) and to engage with policymakers and IPAs from other regions.
Since 2019, the OECD IPA Network is chaired by Jeroen Nijland, Commissioner of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, and closely advised by a Steering Group composed of IPA representatives from Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The Network operates under the auspices of the OECD Investment Committee.
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