306, 2024

The critical need for governments to present bankable projects to investors

June 3rd, 2024|

Governments worldwide are vying to attract private sector capital to drive growth, infrastructure development and innovation. Amidst this competitive landscape, the ability of governments to present “bankable” projects — [...]

104, 2024

The silent architects of prosperity: IPAs need stronger voices and greater visibility

April 1st, 2024|

In the crowded marketplace of global economics, there are many entities jostling to be seen as the conduits and creators of growth and prosperity. Often overlooked and unheard in [...]

2206, 2021

Foreign Investment: How to Make it Work for Developing Countries

June 22nd, 2021|

Policy reforms need to address low financial returns which hamper the contribution of FDI to sustainable development.  To many observers, multinational corporations seem to have considerable clout. Sophisticated global [...]

1902, 2021

Top Five Ways Covid-19 Influences the Work of Investment Promotion Agencies

February 19th, 2021|

IPAs have their work cut out for them as they grapple with huge upheavals in the investment landscape. Bostjan Skalar, CEO of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies, [...]

1006, 2020

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

June 10th, 2020|

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 [...]

2404, 2020

Outward FDI and Sustainable Development in Home Countries

April 24th, 2020|

2018 was a historically significant year for Asia and the Pacific: for the first time, it became both the largest destination for and source of foreign direct investment globally. [...]

808, 2019

FDI Trends: Overview of UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2019

August 8th, 2019|

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 [...]