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WHY WAIPA?

The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) was created in 1995. It was established as an Association under Swiss law. It has been registered in Geneva, as a non-governmental organization. From its very inception, WAIPA has represented an ever growing number of Member agencies. Through its wide range of activities, WAIPA provides the opportunity for investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to network and exchange best practices in investment promotion. WAIPA has always dedicated, and continues to dedicate, time and effort towards building the human resources capacity of its Member agencies. Membership is open to all entities the primary function of which is “to promote any country, political sub-division of a country or other uncontested territory, as a destination for, or source of investments”.

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FEMOZA (World Free and Special Economic Zones Federation) in partnership with our Consultative Committee member UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) and collaboration with WAIPA and other international institutions organizes THE SU-MEET: World Free & Special Economic Zones Summit where Free & Special Economic Zones [...]

This session is targeted to senior executives and management of investment promotion agencies and will address a range of issues that are critical to the success of an IPA, including: Integrating marketing effectively with investment attraction and the IPA’s other activities. Developing and leveraging [...]

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2410, 2019

Online Training Course on International Business Alliances

WAIPA and its long-term strategic partner, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) are pleased to inform WAIPA members about the training course "International Business Alliances". The aim of the International Business Alliances online training [...]

1710, 2019

NEW STEERING COMMITTEE ELECTED FOR THE 2019-2021 TERM

Our distinct pleasure to announce and welcome new Steering Committee on board. General Assembly at WAIPA's World Investment Conference 2019 (WIC19) in Warsaw, Poland elects Dubai FDI as Presidency, GAFI and Invest India as [...]

410, 2019

WAIPA at Dubai Investment Week 2019

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the Dubai Investment Week 2019 was held in Dubai at Jumeirah [...]

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FDI TRENDS

According to the most recent UNCTAD’s World Investment Report issued in June of 2019, estimated global FDI flows were $1.3 trillion in 2018, which is 13% decline compared to the previous year. This is the third consecutive drop in FDI flows.

The decline is largely concentrated in the developed part of the world, where FDI inflows dropped by 27% . This is the lowest number since 2004. In the case of developing countries there is slight increase of 2% compared to the last year, while transition economies experienced drop of 28% in FDI inflows. The below interactive Figure 1 shows more detailed information regarding the global FDI trends in […]

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