Training: Effective investment facilitation and sustainable development

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Turin 4-6 May 2016



WAIPA and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Multinational Enterprises Unit organised this training course so that the participating IPA’s would benefit from both organisations’ experience and expertise. IPA representatives from Brazil, Bulgaria, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Haiti, Malaysia, Namibia, the Azores, Spain, the Marshall Islands, Turkey and Zambia discussed new trends in FDI, theories of investment facilitation, how to use FDI metrics, aftercare services and multi-stakeholder dialogues and investment promotion.

This was the first time, but definitely not the last, that WAIPA and ILO jointly organised a training course. This training was developed in response to last year’s survey about the needs and wishes of WAIPA members. Many of our members indicated that they were interested to participate in training dedicated to the topics of “Aftercare” and “Empowered Analytics”. As a result WAIPA approached the ILO to develop the training together. The feedback from participants clearly shows that his kind of activity is very advantageous.

“Really a very good course and highly enjoyable days. The training was very inspirational, energising, bringing lots of ideas. It was highly participatory and inclusive and I have gained a lot of knowledge. The guest speakers were excellent; I very much liked their approach. The other participants were amazing and I learned a lot from their experience and insights”

Teresa Mano da Costa, Departmento de Promoção (Azores)


“The training was a great experience definitely worth every penny spent. The theme was well constituted in the content of the course with the significance of the MNE Declaration and the need for sustainable and decent jobs emphasized as highly essential for FDI facilitation… The differentiating factors for me of this course were the practical experience exchanges through presentations, participating IPA delegates and the onus that rest with IPAs in ensuring decent labour practices in FDI facilitation. I would highly recommend this course to all IPA’s as it is a great value add”

Mrs Bonaventura Hinda, High Commission of the Republic of Namibia Commercial Office

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