Investment Facilitation, Sustainable Development and Building Back Better

Investment Facilitation, Sustainable Development and Building Back Better

Investment Facilitation, Sustainable Development and Building Back Better

7 Junio–2 Julio 2021
El curso está disponible en English
Presentación del curso

This course provides practical guidance to IPAs and other institutions with a mandate in investment promotion and facilitation to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and strategic thinking on how recovery can contribute to building back better in line with national and regional development priorities and the Sustainable Development Goals.

¿Quiénes participan en este curso?

This course is designed for a wide range of professionals working for regional, national, and municipal investment promotion agencies or institutions/organizations with a similar mandate. Delegations of two or more participants from the same organization or country are strongly encouraged to take part in the program, in order to support a systemic response to country-specific challenges. This course might also be of particular interest to development practitioners with a specific interest in financing development through FDI investments. Please note that the following requirements are essential to participate in the program: - the ability to use and access a computer with internet - working knowledge of written and spoken English


The course will deep dive into the following topics:

  • What sorts of investment projects are more likely to contribute to sustainable development
  • State-of-the-art investment facilitation practices for attracting FDI for sustainable development
  • Employment and decent work within the wider IPA environment
  • Partnerships for development (private and public sector)
  • Resilience of IPAs (engaging with investors, digitization)
Why should I join?
  • To engage and network with colleagues from IPAs from across the globe on topics of mutual concern.
  • To learn from and with each other on best practices in IPAs on Investment promotion, digitization, resilience.
  • To hear from and connect with exerts from WAIPA, ILO, UNCTAD and UNIDO on the latest trends, innovations and cutting edge approaches.
  • Successful candidates receive an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement

The course will be offered fully online through the ITCILO eCampus over a period of 4 weeks from 07 June to 02 July 2021, for an estimated total of 36 learning hours.

The course consists of three components:

  • Self-guided learning: Flexible self-guided online learning on eCampus, anytime and anywhere through videos, case studies, …
  • ‘Real time’ learning: Technical learning webinar and engaging video presentations by are programmed twice week. These sessions provide for an opportunity to interact with experts and co-participants directly. Learning webinars will be recorded and be made available online in  case you are hindered from attending the webinars
  • Assignments:  Short and task-oriented assignments to be completed as preparation or follow up to the learning webinars 

At the end of the cycle of sessions, participants, through group interaction and coaching by the Tutors, will be encouraged to develop a proposal for an institutional action plan outlining how they will sustain the learning beyond the end of the programme.

You can access a preliminary schedule of the online training seminars here. This will allow you to organize already your work schedule. In case you cannot attend the life session, all online seminars will be recorded and made available on the eCampus.

World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)

WAIPA provides the opportunity for investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to network and exchange best practices in investment promotion. WAIPA has always dedicated, and continues to dedicate, time and effort towards building the human resources capacity of its Member agencies.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

UNCTAD supports developing countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy more fairly and effectively and helps equip them to deal with the potential drawbacks of greater economic integration. To do this, UNCTAD provides analysis, facilitates consensus-building, and offers technical assistance. 

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United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.


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