Investment Facilitation: A Practical Perspective

Date period
16 May 2018
This think piece provides an overview of the practical services provided by investment promotion authorities (IPAs) to foreign investors, for the purpose of facilitating foreign investment inflows into the host state. Further to detailing different types of support measures, the paper highlights the frequent challenges faced by IPAs when implementing these services, and advances the use of select policy measures to counter these challenges and thereby increase the effectiveness of investment facilitation measures.
Implemented jointly by ICTSD and the World Economic Forum, the E15Initiative was established to convene world-class experts and institutions to generate strategic analysis and recommendations for government, business, and civil society geared towards strengthening the global trade and investment system for sustainable development.