As foreign direct investment (FDI) is an essential element in countries’ efforts to stimulate and enhance economic development, negative FDI trends in recent years and the current COVID-19 pandemic are a global concern but 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 webinar which will be held on 14 May at 14:00 h (UAE standard time GMT +4) will discuss:
- The existing best practices of investment promotion agencies (IPAs)
- The impact of the current crisis on IPAs
- Further opportunities to enhance the role of IPAs in attracting impact FDI
- How to achieve the agenda 2030 in a post-COVID era