About the OECD Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) Network
The OECD contributes to global thinking and international co-operation on investment promotion and facilitation through comparative analysis and experience sharing. In 2016, the OECD IPA Network was created under the auspices of the OECD Investment Committee to bring together senior investment promotion practitioners and facilitate peer-learning on issues of common interest.
The OECD IPA Network:
The OECD IPA Network has established itself as an important forum for exchange and networking among practitioners from IPAs across the OECD area and beyond. The thematic discussions, which take place during annual meetings every October, advance collective understanding on issues of joint interest and facilitate exchanges on best practices.
The OECD IPA Network is chaired by Achim Hartig, Managing Director at Germany Trade and Invest, and closely advised by a Steering Group composed of the IPAs from Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany (chair), Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
2022 OECD IPA Meeting
17 October 2022 Paris, France Download the agenda
The 7th OECD IPA Network meeting focused on investment promotion for sustainable regional development. Senior investment promotion practitioners and policy makers from OECD and partner countries came together to share their experiences and discuss good practices.
7th meeting of the OECD IPA Network | Summary Report 2022
6th meeting of the OECD IPA Network | Summary Report 2021
5th meeting of the OECD IPA Network | Summary Report 2020
4th meeting of the OECD IPA Network l Summary Report 2019
3rd meeting of the OECD IPA Network l Summary Report 2018
2nd meeting of the OECD IPA Network l Summary Report 2017
1st meeting of the OECD IPA Network l Summary Report 2016
The geography of foreign investment in OECD member countries: How investment promotion agencies support regional development, 2022
How to Score: Measuring Sustainability in Investment Promotion, 2022
Investment Promotion and the Digital Economy: a Comparative Analysis of Investment Promotion Practices Across the OECD, 2021 Policy Note
Together or Apart: Investment Promotion Agencies’ Prioritisation and Monitoring and Evaluation Strategies for Sustainable Investment Promotion Across the OECD Countries, 2021 Policy Note
Strategic foresight for IPAS, 2020
IPAs in the time of COVID-19, 2020 | Japanese
Supporting investment climate reforms through IPA policy advocacy, 2019
Monitoring and Evaluation of IPAs: the guide for practitioners and policy makers, 2019
Towards an International Framework for Investment Facilitation, 2018
Other relevant documents and links
Policy Framework for Investment
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
Harnessing investment for sustainable development
Investment and essential security
Mapping of IPAs
The OECD has conducted a series of surveys of IPAs for OECD countries and different regions. These reports, based on responses to 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.
Mapping of IPAs in OECD countries
Mapping of IPAs in Latin America and the Caribbean and OECD Countries
Mapping of IPAs in the Middle East and North Africa