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09 April 2018 - 13 April 2018

Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

09 April 2018 - 13 April 2018

Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

Course Information

09 April 2018 - 13 April 2018

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9011173

Deadline: 26 March 2018

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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is vital to maintain and strengthen economic growth, integrate countries into the global economy, boost technological innovation and know-how, enhance skills transfer and contribute to the creation of decent work. But not all investments have the same development impacts. This course will help investment promotion agencies to strengthen their investment promotion and facilitation capacities, expand their after-care services and, more broadly, enhance the development impacts of FDI flowing into their countries, particularly as regards the creation of more and better jobs. The course is run jointly by WAIPA (World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Description

Description

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is vital to maintain and strengthen economic growth, integrate countries into the global economy, boost technological innovation and know-how, enhance skills transfer and contribute to the creation of decent work. But not all investments have the same development impacts. This course will help investment promotion agencies to strengthen their investment promotion and facilitation capacities, expand their after-care services and, more broadly, enhance the development impacts of FDI flowing into their countries, particularly as regards the creation of more and better jobs. The course is run jointly by WAIPA (World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Target audience

Target audience

The course is designed for officials of Investment Promotion Agencies and Government departments with a mandate for investment facilitation/promotion, involved in designing and implementation of investment strategies and/or national development strategies. The course might interest also those who have a particular interest in the linkages between FDI and sustainable development.

Background

Background

The positive impact on social and economic development impacts of FDI, direct or indirect, have been recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The  2030 Agenda is the global framework which brings to together all spheres of society at a global level, including the private and public sector to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by the year 2030.

Within this framework, FDI has the potential to play a critical role, in multiple ways, in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While the linkages between FDI and the 17 SDGs are clear concerning certain goals (such as SDG 8 on decent work and inclusive growth, or SDG 7 on affordable and clean energy), they are less evident for other goals. Hence, getting the most out of FDI in terms of development and achievement of the SDGs requires strategic thinking and action by Investment Promotion Agencies.

Working with best practices and tools, participants will gain a better understanding of how to improve investment facilitation to enhance the development impacts of FDI flowing into their countries, particularly concerning the creation of more and better jobs and the overall contribution of FDI in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Objectives

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will:

  • Be knowledgeable about the latest trends and opportunities regarding sustainable development, decent work and investment facilitation
  • Understand the positive links between FDI,  sustainable development and decent work
  • Understand the dominant development frameworks concerning sustainable development and decent work relevant for investment facilitation
  • Gain a better understanding on how to implement a system of after care services and investment promotion measures in the framework of sustainable development and decent work 

Content

Content

During the one week training, the following topics will be discussed:

  • FDI, employment and sustainable development: This module will identify how FDI can be more effectively harnessed to create more and better jobs, boost skills development and technology transfer, and increase business linkages with local enterprises. The discussion will focus on case studies from countries which have successfully transformed their approach to attracting FDI, as well as recent trends in both host and home countries’ expectations of investor contributions to sustainable development.
  • FDI and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: participants will actively explore all 17 Sustainable Development Goals and identify linkages, opportunities and challenges related to FDI and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Additionally, best practices on investment facilitation and mainstreaming of Sustainable Development will be presented.
  • Maximizing the positive impact of FDI: participants will explore the ILO Tripartite Declaration of principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy, specifically looking into framework conditions and enabling environment, crucial to ensure FDI leads to social and economic progress.
  • Multi-stakeholder dialogue: An IPA’s promotional activities and after care services can be significantly enhanced through facilitating a constructive dialogue between strategic line ministries (labour, Environment, …), investors, workers, local enterprises and communities that might be affected by the investor’s operations. This session will focus on ways in which IPAs can facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue on issues of mutual concern between different branches of government, investors and communities, to smoothen the establishment and operation of the investment and maximize the positive impact of FDI for all parties concerned.
  • After care services: Investment promotion does not end with signing the MoU or investment agreement. This is where perhaps the most important phase of the process starts. The content of this training section will spell out those techniques and process-oriented standard operating procedures that can be undertaken to affirm the investor’s decision, boost your country’s reputation as a great place to do business while contributing to employment creation and sustainable development.

Methodology, Preparatory Work and Resource Persons

Methodology, Preparatory Work and Resource Persons

The course will take a highly participatory approach, which requires full involvement by all participants and ensures exchange of information and experiences. Training methods will include: introduction of concepts with illustrative examples followed by plenary discussions, group work, case studies and breakout sessions. In addition, participants will be asked to go through an online self-guided module of about 60 minutes providing a brief introduction to the MNE Declaration. The module includes real cases of how the MNE Declaration can be used to address a range of labour and employment issues in different contexts. 

Resource persons will include specialists from ILO and WAIPA amongst others.

Language

Language

The course will be conducted in English.

How to apply

How to apply

The application deadline is subject to seats' availability and varies: 4 weeks before the commencement date of the course, in case the participant needs a Schengen visa. For other participants not requiring Italian entry visa, the deadline for application is one week prior to the scheduled commencement date of the course.

Candidates must submit through the website the following documents:

  • on-line application form duly filled in, available at:  http://intranetp.itcilo.org/STDRFFUND?coord_code=A9011173&set_language=en
  • letter from the sponsor indicating financial support (or letter from the applicant stating that participation cost is covered by himself/herself), to be uploaded when filling in the on-line application form.

As an Organization dedicated to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, the ILO is taking a leading role in international efforts to foster gender equality. In line with this ILO focus, women are particularly encouraged to apply to ITCILO courses. 

A limited number of fellowships are available to qualifying candidates. For more information, please contact Mr. Ismail Ersahin, .

Cost of participation

Cost of participation

The total cost of participation is 2215 Euros. This includes tuition fees (1600 Euros) and subsistence costs (615 Euros).

The tuition fees cover: course preparation, implementation and evaluation; training materials and books; the use of training facilities and support services; emergency medical insurance.

Subsistence costs cover: full board and lodging on the Centre’s Campus and some recreational activities in Turin. The figures quoted do not include the cost of travel between the participant's home country and the course venue.

Participants must ensure that they have a valid passport and appropriate visa for Italy, and for any country in which a transit or stopover to or from the course venue is required.

 

About the Organizers

About the Organizers

WAIPA, the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies represents over 170 IPAs in almost 130 countries. Amongst its core mandate is to provide technical assistance to IPAs on strategies and policies towards investment promotion/facilitation and the sharing of knowledge and best practices. (www.waipa.org)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. Today, the ILO helps advance the creation of decent work and inclusive growth. Its tripartite structure provides a unique platform for promoting decent work for all women and men. (www.ilo.org)

Previous editions

Previous editions

 

What former participants said  about the WAIPA-ILO course:

 

  • The opportunity was simply spot on, right on time as the trend in Investment Promotion is both at the level of the real impact of IPAs role in the process of economic growth, but beyond also what kind of services and what strategy an IPA should implement to contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.(By Mr Romaric ATCHOUROU, Head of Communication & CEO’s Advisor, Centre de Promotion des Investissements en Côte d’Ivoire (CEPICI)

 

  • The program was successfully organized and perfectly designed in terms of duration and selected issues that were covered with a very valuable training presentations.(By Ms Adrijana MARIC, Head of Department for Projects, Foreign Investment Promotion Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina)

 

  • The WAIPA trainers are very resourceful with a lot of hands-on experience that gave me the chance to evaluate the performance of my IPA against the best practices in the market today.(By Mr Emmanuel EREM, Investment Executive, Uganda Investment Authority)

 

  • I definitely would recommend this course to those professionals interested in gaining more knowledge about the latest trends in investment facilitation from different points of views, because it has the participation of experts from other IPAs, the private sector and renowned international organizations. (By Ms Abdi Joselin AGUIRRE DE MONROY, Market Intelligence Manager, Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador/PROESA)

 

Edition 2017 participants

For further information on the 2017 edition, you can consult the following article published on the WAIPA website: 

http://www.waipa.org/announcements/waipa-ilo-training-course-effective-investment-facilitation-and-sustainable-development/

 

 

 

Venue

Venue

The course will be held at the International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin - Italy

Phone: + 39 011 693 6111
Fax + 39 011 6638 842

Tuition cost: 1600

Subsistence cost: 615

Total cost: 2215

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