Investment Promotion Agencies and Sustainable FDI: Moving toward the Fourth Generation of Investment Promotion
In 2017, CCSI helped the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) to conduct its annual survey on FDI and sustainable development among WAIPA member investment promotion agencies (IPAs). The report, The Role of IPAs in Advancing Sustainable Development, which finds that that IPAs recognize both the crucial role of FDI in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the role of IPAs for facilitating that sustainable development, is available here.
CCSI also supported WAIPA to conduct its annual survey in April and May 2010. That report, Investment Promotion Agencies and Sustainable FDI: Moving toward the Fourth Generation of Investment Promotion, benchmarks the responses of IPAs regarding sustainable FDI and its four dimensions (economic development, environmental sustainability, social development, governance) and finds, among other things, that these are unevenly addressed by investment promotion strategies and investment incentives. The report also draws attention to the desirability of attracting sustainable FDI, rather than focusing on volume of investment alone. It is available for download here.