This policy note provides comparative evidence on the different ways in which the digital economy affects investment promotion across OECD countries. Based on the results of the OECD survey on investment promotion and digitalisation, the note first explores IPA efforts to attract international investment in digital sectors or activities to use it as a key driver of digital growth and transformation. It then discusses IPAs’ own internal digital transformation to improve services, practices and overall performance.
This policy note focuses on recent changes in monitoring and evaluation strategies by IPAs across OECD countries, and how they relate to prioritisation in general and prioritising sustainable investment in particular. Based on the OECD survey on IPA monitoring & evaluation and prioritisation, the notefirst discusses the IPAs’ current approaches to prioritisation. It then explores what potential tools IPAs have at their disposal to monitor and evaluate their priorities, including in relation to sustainable development.
11/05/2020 - Investment promotion agencies in the time of COVID-19 | Japanese
6th Meeting of the OECD Investment Promotion Agency Network
Investment promotion and digital transformation for a sustainable recovery
13-14 October 2021
Senior investment promotion practitioners and policy makers from OECD and partner countries met virtually to share their experience and discuss good practices.
1. Promoting and facilitating investment in a digital world.
2. Embracing digitalisation in IPA strategies and activities.
3. Strengthening IPA monitoring and evaluation systems to support sustainability objectives.
MENA-OECD session: Integrating digital tools and solutions into MENA IPA activities.
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Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies
The OECD conducted 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.
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ABOUT THE OECD 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 Network’s main objectives are:
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, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.