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WAIPA has a pleasure to partner and contribute as an official Knowledge Partner to the 2020 Annual Investment Meeting Congress, which will be held on 24-26 March at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE.

On 23rd March, the WAIPA Workshop on Facilitating capital flows into SDG-oriented projects and the role of IPAs will be organized.

As foreign direct investment (FDI) is an essential element in countries’ efforts to stimulate and enhance economic development, negative FDI trends in recent years are a concern especially for the developing world and transition economies due to their need of capital to stimulate industrialization.

In this light the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a challenge and opportunity. To achieve the SDGs global efforts to facilitate capital flows into SDG-oriented projects are required, at the same time this opens a chance for investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to play an essential role in facilitating these investments. To realize this, IPAs need to develop additional capacities, from developing a pipeline of investor-ready SDG projects, to the ability to attract and benefit effectively from investment in SDG-related sectors and creating or accessing new markets, technology, products, services and business model innovation that contribute to the SDGs.

This workshop will look at existing best practices of IPAs and discuss further opportunities to enhance the role of IPAs in attracting impact FDI and achieving the agenda 2030.


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