4th WAIPA & ILO Investment Facilitation Course 2019

Following the successful first three editions of the Investment Facilitation Course jointly organized by WAIPA and the International Training Centre of ILO in May 2016, March 2017 and April 2018, the fourth edition will be held from 17-21 June 2019 at the ILO International Training Centre in Turin, Italy.

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.


What topics will this course cover?

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

  • Investment facilitation
  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • Decent work and enterprise development
  • Impact 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 to improve match-making with local producers and contribute to job creation
  • How to improve investor satisfaction and boost your reputation as a good place to do business


What will I be able to do?

Participants will be equipped to advise their IPAs on specific ways to attract investment which will contribute more effectively to the SDGs.

  • Apply development frameworks for decent work to investment facilitation (ILO MNE Declaration)
  • Implement a system of aftercare services and investment promotion measures
  • Create an enabling environment to ensure that FDI leads to positive social and economic outcomes


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.

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,  or

Cost of participation

The total cost of participation is 2250 Euro. This includes tuition fees (1615 Euros) and subsistence costs (635 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.


For more information click here and download Effective Investment Facilitation and Sustainable Development Flyer