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 met virtually to share their experience and discuss good practices on investment promotion and facilitation.
Session 1 on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on investment promotion and facilitation: lessons learned and future perspectives to build on recent experiences and discuss new directions and strategies going forward
Session 2 on IPA monitoring and evaluation to deepen the analysis and discussions held over the past years, including its relevance to the COVID-19 context.
Session 3 on Strategic foresight for IPAs to help practitioners use ideas about the future in a structured and systematic way to anticipate and better prepare for change.
Concluding session to discuss future priorities of the OECD IPA Network.
3rd Workshop OECD IPA Network l Summary Report 2018
2nd Workshop OECD IPA Network l Summary Report 2017
1st Workshop OECD IPA Network l Summary Report 2016
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 and brings together senior IPA representatives from OECD and partner countries: i) to gather a community of like-minded practitioners for discussion and experience sharing with peers, ii) to benefit from OECD expertise to gather, build and use evidence-based analysis on investment; and iii) to engage with policy makers 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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