The WAIPA research analysis team frequently publishes papers and research results on our website, via Twitter and LinkedIn, newsflash and other venues. To learn more about WAIPA research, and more specifically the choice of areas, topics and priorities, have a look at the WAIPA Research Strategy Working Paper

Recent Publications

Overview of Investment Promotion
“Overview of Investment promotion” reports the main findings from the WAIPA Annual Survey of 2018. Key findings from the report include:

  • Number of IPAs worldwide increased substantially from 1990. On average an IPA is 18 years old.
  • 58% of IPAs have budget less than 5 million USD.
  • More than half of IPAs (51%) target FDI from China and USA.
  • The most targeted sectors by IPAs are Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Tourism
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The state of investment in OIC member countries and the role of Export Credit Agencies and IPAs

“The state of investment in OIC member countries and the role of Export Credit Agencies and IPAs” is the joint publication by ICIEC, SESRIC and WAIPA. Publication provides comprehensive overview on the state of investment in OIC countries, their FDI potential, and importance of ECAs (Export Credit Agencies) and IPAs (Investment Promotion Agencies) for reaching their development agendas.

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WAIPA’s WIC Presentations

WIC18 Presentations

World Bank Presentation

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Invest Sharjah Presentation

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OECD
Presentation

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Enterprise Greece Presentation

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UNIDO
Presentation

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ILO
Presentation

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UNCTAD
Presentation

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Invest in Mali Presentation

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WIC17 Presentations

Invest in GREAT Presentation

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Invest in Istanbul Presentation

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JETRO
Presentation



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WAIPA & CNBC Research

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WIC16 Presentations

ILO Presentation SDGs Investment

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UNCTAD
Presentation

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UNIDO
Presentation

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World Bank
Presentation

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APIP
Guinee
Presentation

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East Marmara
Development
MARKA

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FIPA Bosnia Herzegovina Presentation

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FIPA
Tunisia
Presentation

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PAIZ Poland Presentation

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Tatarstan Investment Development 

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Uganda Invest Presentation

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FDI, IPAs and SDGs

For more insights regarding the relation between FDI, IPAs, and SDGs, please find a selection of research papers by WAIPA and its Partners and Academics.

IPAs characteristics, their effectiveness and relation to FDI 




SDGs and  FDI




Economic Growth and Decent Work 




Reduced Inequalities