Since 2018, World Bank Group (WBG), and World Association for Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) are collaborating to launch a single standard questionnaire every two years to save agencies’ time and resources, seek synergies, build a database, and produce useful (and free) reports for all investment promotion practitioners. Our last report is available through this link.

Almost all nations compete to attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment (FDI) because of its potential to add value to the local economy. IPAs are at the core of these efforts, and during last two years, they have faced unique opportunities and challenges, and have adopted increasingly innovative approaches to differentiate themselves and their locations. This survey aims to capture key IPA characteristics and practices, especially those that changed during these challenging times.

This joint survey is co-created by consultative committee member, WBG and WAIPA.

Stay tuned for more updates coming soon.