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
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 see the 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.
6th Meeting of the OECD Investment Promotion Agency Network
Investment promotion and digital transformation for a sustainable recovery
13-14 October 2021
Heads of IPAs, senior investment promotion practitioners and policy makers from OECD and partner countries will meet virtually to share their experience and discuss good practices on investment promotion and facilitation.
Session 1 (open) on promoting and facilitating investment in a digital world to discuss how to harness FDI opportunities in the digital economy and improve government services to investors through digitalisation.
Session 2 (closed) on integrating digital tools into IPA strategies and activities to help IPAs maximise relevance and performance.
Session 3 (closed) on stronger IPA monitoring and evaluation systems to support IPAs in their prioritisation and sustainability objectives.
Session 4 (closed) Concluding session to discuss future priorities and agree on the governance of the OECD IPA Network.
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
THEMATIC POLICY NOTES
DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
ABOUT THE IPA NETWORK
The OECD is working with IPAs to conduct analytical work and facilitate peer-learning in the area of investment promotion and facilitation. The OECD IPA Network was created in 2016 and brings together senior IPA representatives from OECD and partner countries to:
The OECD IPA Network is currently chaired by Achim Hartig, Managing Director at Germany Trade and Invest, and closely advised by a Steering Group composed of IPA representatives from Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The Network operates under the auspices of the OECD Investment Committee.