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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 any agency, government body or entity whose prime function is “to promote any country, political sub-division of a country or other uncontested territory, as a destination for, or as source of investments”.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Dear WAIPA members, Save the date for: UNCTAD’s Global Investment Promotion Conference United Nations Investment Promotion Awards 2020! Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 December 2020 at [...]

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Dear WAIPA members, Save the date for: UNCTAD’s Global Investment Promotion Conference United Nations Investment Promotion Awards 2020! Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 December 2020 at [...]

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611, 2020

ANNOUNCING WAIPA GENERAL ASSEMBLY AGENDA 2020

According to the WAIPA Statutes, today on the 6th November 2020, 30 days prior to the meeting we announce the agenda of the WAIPA General Assembly. We cordially invite our members to join us [...]

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State of Investment Promotion Agencies

With the growing importance of foreign direct investments (FDI) for accelerating development, to eradicate unemployment and increase exports, many governments around the world have established investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to attract, advocate and facilitate investment in their countries. As often being the first entity contacted by investors and serving as an intermediate between foreign investors and the government, they have one of the key roles in the overall site selection, incentives, data collection, bureaucratic certification and company establishment processes. However, knowledge gaps are present regarding their structure and main operations. […]

November 4th, 2020|

The Impact of COVID-19 on Manufacturing Investments

Advances in production technology and a trend towards shorter supply chains make a return to “business as usual” highly unlikely.

The impact of the pandemic on both global trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) has been dramatic. Even now, as some countries begin easing their restrictions to breathe life back into their flailing economies, the full effects of this virus are yet to be fully understood.  Certainly, this pandemic has accelerated many trends that have been emerging over the past decade […]

September 30th, 2020|

Ten Actions to Boost Low and Middle-Income Countries’ Productive Capacity for Medicines

Low and middle-income countries urgently need affordable personal protective equipment, diagnostics, treatments and vaccines to ward off even bigger waves of COVID-19 infection and mortality – and global production capacity is failing to ensure timely supply even of those products now on the market.

Now, more than ever, producers in poor countries need to be integrated into the health products ecosystem – at national, regional and global level – something that is good for public health, local economic development – and global public health security.

In the wake of the […]

June 10th, 2020|
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