The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) was created in 1995. It was established as an Association under Swiss law. Through its wide range of activities, WAIPA provides the opportunity for investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to network and exchange best practices in investment promotion. 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”.
16 11, 2022

WAIPA & United Nations ESCAP Announce Partnership for Asia Pacific Trade, Investment and Innovation Week 2023

2022-11-29T11:19:02+03:00November 16th, 2022|

The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) is delighted to announce a partnership with the United Nations Economic [...]

21 10, 2022

WAIPA at 7th IPA Network Meeting & 5th Roundtable on Investment & Sustainable Development organised by OECD

2022-10-21T15:16:07+03:00October 21st, 2022|

OECD, a consultative Committee member of WAIPA, organised their first in person Investment Week after a gap pf 3 [...]

25 02, 2022

Call for consultancy services

2022-03-10T15:51:18+03:00February 25th, 2022|

Call for Consultancy Services *The deadline for the call of consultancy was postponed to 31 March 2022. Building on [...]

9 12, 2021

WAIPA Joins Forces with IsDB to Strengthen Technical Capacities of IPAs in OIC Member Countries

2021-12-13T14:38:25+03:00December 9th, 2021|

Jeddah / Geneva, 9 December 2021 - The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) in partnership with the [...]

14 07, 2021

WAIPA and EIF hold a webinar on the joint Capacity Development Project for LDCs and the way forward with new engagements under inter agency partnership of UNCTAD-UNIDO-ILO and UN-OHRLLS

2021-07-14T11:26:05+03:00July 14th, 2021|

The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) has finalized the first part of the project co-funded by EIF [...]

17 09, 2020

WAIPA-WBG Webinar: “State of Investment Promotion Agencies – Evidence from WAIPA-WBG’s Joint Global Survey”

2020-09-18T15:38:50+03:00September 17th, 2020|

WAIPA & The World Bank Group (WBG) had a pleasure to present the details of the global survey report [...]

13 07, 2020

Call for consultancy

2020-08-12T12:21:51+03:00July 13th, 2020|

The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) will implement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) [...]

3 06, 2020

WAIPA Huawei Webinar | “Optimize investment conditions can accelerate digital economic recovery”

2020-06-04T16:30:15+03:00June 3rd, 2020|

On 19 May 2020 WAIPA and Huawei jointly organized an online panel discussion titled “Optimize investment conditions to accelerate [...]

7 04, 2020

WAIPA to launch the COVID-19 Platform with insightful resources related to the effects of COVID-19 on FDI

2020-04-07T12:59:13+03:00April 7th, 2020|

Currently, the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is the main concern across the globe. It shaped the way we perform our [...]

16 03, 2020

FDI Excellence Series: “FDI Attraction and Promotion” training postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

2020-03-19T13:40:20+03:00March 16th, 2020|

Dear colleagues, due to growing concerns around the spread of the COVID-19 the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) [...]

17 02, 2020

Call for consultancy

2020-03-02T13:51:23+03:00February 17th, 2020|

To whom it may concern, WAIPA and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) joined forces in a co-funded project, to develop [...]

8 11, 2019

WAIPA at the second ACP-EU Private Sector Development Framework Event, West and Central Africa Region

2019-11-26T17:53:10+03:00November 8th, 2019|

WAIPA was pleased to join as partner at the second ACP PSD regional meeting this year devoted to the West [...]

17 09, 2019

Regional Workshop on International Investment Policy Reform for Sustainable Development

2019-09-25T10:23:10+03:00September 17th, 2019|

UNCTAD in cooperation with the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation and the Islamic Development Bank organized a regional workshop for [...]

8 04, 2019

The FDI Excellence Series continues with “Investment Attraction and Facilitation” course in Dubai

2019-07-13T21:15:31+03:00April 8th, 2019|

Dubai, UAE, 5 – 6 April 2019: The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) in cooperation with Andreas Dressler [...]

21 02, 2019

The FDI Excellence Series: Innovation in Investment Attraction Training Course in Istanbul

2019-07-13T23:39:28+03:00February 21st, 2019|

Istanbul, Turkey, 19-20 February 2019 – The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) organized its first training course on [...]

24 07, 2018


2019-07-23T14:16:43+03:00July 24th, 2018|

We would like to inform that member agencies are encouraged to send their candidacies for hosting the 24thWAIPA World Investment Conference (WAIPA [...]

23 03, 2017


2019-07-23T14:18:51+03:00March 23rd, 2017|

It fills us with pride to announce our newest corporate video. Here is WAIPA’s objectives and partners in the cause [...]

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