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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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UPCOMING EVENTS

WAIPA has a pleasure to partner and contribute as an official Knowledge Partner to the 2020 Annual Investment Meeting Congress, which will be held on 24-26 [...]

FDI Attraction and Promotion

April 20 - April 21

Topics to be covered:  FDI trends and drivers Competition for investment The FDI attraction process Investment attraction in practice Identifying potential investors Approaching potential investors Training [...]

The World Association for Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are launching the 5th edition of the course on “Effective Investment Facilitation [...]

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UPCOMING EVENTS

WAIPA has a pleasure to partner and contribute as an official Knowledge Partner to the 2020 Annual Investment Meeting Congress, which will be held on 24-26 [...]

FDI Attraction and Promotion

April 20 - April 21

Topics to be covered:  FDI trends and drivers Competition for investment The FDI attraction process Investment attraction in practice Identifying potential investors Approaching potential investors Training [...]

The World Association for Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are launching the 5th edition of the course on “Effective Investment Facilitation [...]

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3101, 2020

WAIPA Meetings in Geneva

WAIPA President Fahad Al Gergawi, Executive Director Bostjan Skalar, Deputy Executive Director Ismail Ersahin held a number of meetings in Geneva from 27 to 28 January 2020 with: Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework [...]

1012, 2019

OIC High Level Public and Private Investment Conference

The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Investment Office, the General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Islamic Development Bank Group jointly hold the first “OIC High Level Public and Private Investment [...]

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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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