The IPA Observer Investment promotion and facilitation monitor
The publication looks at investment facilitation and how investment promotion agencies (IPAs) in different countries have adopted and developed various tools and programmes to better serve investors.
Case studies are from Kenya (the implementation of UNCTAD’s eRegulations programme), Jamaica (the preparation and packaging of potential investment projects) and Germany (the creation of technology partnerships).
The note provides several takeaways for IPAs:
· Investment promotion and facilitation go hand in hand,
· Investment in the SDGs requires enhanced facilitation,
· Partnerships in investment facilitation dramatically improve a location’s offer.
There is a wide range of policy options and measures available to IPAs for expanding and improving their service offer to investors. UNCTAD's Global Action Menu for Investment Facilitation provides a guiding framework to support a new generation of investment facilitation strategies that can mobilize investment in sustainable development.