WAIPA Executive Director Bostjan Skalar will participate as a speaker at the WTO Public Forum Workshop on "Strengthening support for trade through decent work". Export Processing Zones (EPZs) are a critical component of trade and comprise a large component of many national economic development [...]
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 […]
Message From CEO
I am honored to be serving as the CEO of WAIPA. I look forward to taking this opportunity to appreciate WAIPA’s accomplishments thus far, and also to share with you my vision for WAIPA’s future. WAIPA, as we refer to it, is a Global reference point for Foreign Direct Investment. We have over 130 members from 170 countries that form WAIPA’s progressive membership. These members then form part of our Steering Committee from 13 regions. WAIPA believes in a regional focus when it comes to putting in place best practices to attract foreign investment into regions.
Message From President
Dear WAIPA members and colleagues, we are sincerely delighted that each year our organization is becoming an increasingly important actor in the world of foreign direct investment and a true advocate for our member agencies. WAIPA in its central role is addressing its members’ agenda and helping valuable participatory mechanisms take root through effective linkages. These linkages include not only our Consultative Committee members UNCTAD, UNIDO, ILO, ICC, OECD, IEDC, and the World Bank, but also numerous other valued partners. Looking back over the years at our members and partners, impressive number of achievements gives us hope for the even greater added value to come.