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 Australia, Czechia, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Annual OECD IPA Network Meeting
7 November 2023 Paris, France
The 8th OECD IPA Network Meeting featured senior investment promotion practitioners and policy makers from OECD and partner countries who shared their experiences and discussed good practices on the interactions between investment promotion and regional development. It focussed on how subnational institutions and strategies can complement national IPA efforts to support sustainable regional development and reduce regional disparities. It also discussed ways to maximise the sustainability impacts of investment promotion.
OECD IPA Network meeting summary reports:
IPA documentsInvestment Promotion in the Context of Global Economic Turbulence, 2023
Other relevant documents and links
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.