Investment policy

Meeting on the Investment Policy Framework for the Southern African Development Community


21-22 July 2015 - Johannesburg, South Africa

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) partnered with the OECD in 2013 to create an Investment Policy Framework (IPF) specific to the SADC region. The draft IPF was endorsed during this meeting and the implementation priorities was set for the coming months.

The objectives of the meeting were to:

  1. Agree on priorities for implementation based on SADC member states' needs;
  2. To discuss how to monitor the implementation of the IPF; 
  3. To strengthen capacity, foster dialogue, and encourage policy reform on priority areas; and
  4. To assist member states in setting strategic direction to support the implementation of the IPF.

This meeting followed on from 5 previous focus meetings held throughout 2013-2015 during which SADC member states and the OECD developed and honed the SADC Investment Policy Framework.


SADC Investment Policy Framework

Policy Framework for Investment

NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative

OECD work on international investment




OECD-SADC policy brief: Addressing development challenges in Southern Africa


Regional investment: Time to cooperate - Carole Biau via OECD Insights


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