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.