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.
Webinar on Investment Promotion in the Context of Global Economic Turbulence
24 May 2023 Virtual event
This webinar discussed the implications of geoeconomic tensions and evolving global trade and investment measures for IPAs. Practitioners from OECD agencies exchanged on challenges and changing priorities.
Annual OECD IPA Network Meeting
7 November 2023 Paris, France
The 8th OECD IPA Network Meeting will feature senior investment promotion practitioners and policy makers from OECD and partner countries to share their experiences and discuss good practices on the interactions between investment promotion and regional development. It will focus on how subnational institutions and strategies can complement national IPA efforts to support sustainable regional development and reduce regional disparities. It will also discuss ways to maximise the sustainability impacts of investment promotion.
OECD IPA Network meeting summary reports:
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.