Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

15–19 June 2020
The course is available in English

Investment promotion agencies can be change makers in the development field. In this course, participants explore the possibilities of facilitation, aftercare services, and impact of foreign direct investment flows.

Join this course to strengthen and sharpen your IPA’s commitment to jobs creation.

Key features
Learn differently

The Centre’s training methods include videos and online demos

High-level resources

Learn from ILO specialists, ITCILO trainers, and external lecturers

Proven procedures

This course is based on ILO-recognized strategies and standards

Introduction to the course

This course will help investment promotion agencies to strengthen their investment promotion and facilitation capacities, expand their after-care services and, more broadly, enhance their ability to leverage the developmental impacts of FDI flowing into their countries, particularly the creation of more and better jobs and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The course is run jointly by the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Who attends this course?

Staff of investment promotion agencies and other government officials involved in investment facilitation, e.g. from foreign ministries or ministries responsible for trade, commerce and finance.

What topics does this course cover?

This course is all about how IPAs can use FDI to boost sustainable development.

  • Enterprise development
  • Investment promotion
  • Foreign direct investment
What will I learn?

Participants learn exactly how leading IPAs are improving their impact and shaping national development agendas.

  • How to use FDI more effectively to create jobs, boost skills development, and increase business linkages
  • Ways IPAs can facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogues between government sectors, investors, and communities
  • Standard operating procedures during aftercare services, which help boost reputation and contribute to jobs creation
What will I be able to do?

Participants are prepared to advise their IPAs on specific ways to attract investment, while keeping in mind the SDGs.

  • Apply development frameworks for decent work to investment facilitation
  • Implement a system of aftercare services and investment promotion measures
  • Create an enabling environment to ensure that FDI leads to social and economic progress
Why should I join?

The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning methods and globally-minded trainers.

  • The course is organized by the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies and the ILO.
  • Participants discuss and share ideas with FDI specialists from UN agencies, as well as their peers from other IPAs.
  • Past participants have enjoyed the dynamic, hands-on experiences offered by the Turin Centre.
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World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies

The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) was created in 1995. It was established as an Association under Swiss law. It has been registered in Geneva, as a non-governmental organization. 

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