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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408, 2020

WAIPA Webinar: “IPAs’ Role in a Post-COVID-19 World”

On 21 July 2020, WAIPA organized a webinar titled "IPAs’ Role in a Post-COVID-19 World: How an Integrative Approach Can Create a More Resilient and Sustainable Investment Ecosystem", which brought together IPAs from around the [...]

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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|

COVID-19 and the Global Contraction in FDI

The pandemic is causing massive disruptions to flows of foreign direct investments. Developing countries are likely to be hit the hardest.

COVID-19 is uprooting economic globalization. With both supply and demand experiencing simultaneous shocks due to containment measures, global production networks are being disrupted on a scale never witnessed before. The pandemic has exposed how globally interconnected the flow of goods and services has become, and countries are now rethinking their international trade […]

June 1st, 2020|

How Digital Investment Can Help the COVID-19 Recovery

  • Supporting digital competitiveness can help economies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Foreign direct investment in the digital economy can especially help bring technology, know-how, jobs and growth to developing countries.
  • What are some policies, regulations and measures that governments can adopt to attract digital foreign direct investment?

COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work almost overnight. Analysts are struggling to keep pace with the impact on economies, sectors and firms. One thing that we already know, however, is that this crisis is accelerating an […]

May 6th, 2020|
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