Short courses for Permanent Missions in Geneva
Investment promotion – realizing your potential
Palais des Nations, Geneva (Room XXIII)
Friday, 06 Dec 2013 (10:00 to 13:00)

Promoting and facilitating FDI can attract capital for economic development, create jobs and provide other positive spillovers for local economies. Thus, most governments set up investment promotion agencies (IPAs) specifically mandated to attract FDI and facilitate foreign investors' projects. Today, almost every country in the world has at least one IPA. However, both the investment framework and the institutional set-up are key to improving a country's effectiveness in attracting and retaining investment, as well as increasing the benefits for the economy.

This short course aims at raising awareness about best practice elements in investment promotion: mandate and institutional set-up, strategies and tools, links with trade promotion and the role of diplomats. The course will introduce the basics of the investment promotion function and will present country best practices in attracting FDI. The course will also sensitize participants about the investment process and the facilitation needs of foreign companies. Finally, participants will be briefed on UNCTAD’s programme to support IPAs in attracting green FDI for low-carbon economic growth.

Delivered by: the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities

From 10 am to 1pm


Part I

Part II

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