From 17-20 July WAIPA and the World Bank Group jointly organized the Pilot Executive Training on FDI. More than 30 participants and 22 agencies from 9 Steering Committee Regions participated in the first training in WAIPAs new Training Center in Istanbul.
This course 4-day full training program followed the life-cycle logic. Sessions included moderated group discussions, as well as best practices sessions from IPAs and the business sector, around the following topics, e.g.:
This pilot training helped IPAs to strengthen capacities regarding the effectiveness of policies and efforts aimed at attracting and facilitating FDI, to gain knowledge in good practices in improving the effectives of investment incentive and to better understand how to retain FDI and maximize the positive spillovers of FDI for their economy.
Furthermore, we thank the General Manager of CISCO Turkey Mr Cenk Kivilcim and the Spanish Banco Sabadell for their valuable input to learn directly from investors what IPAs need and how better cooperation can lead to better results.
WAIPA and the World Bank plan to keep working closely together both regarding capacity building and research. WAIPA and the whole team is looking forward to this fruitful collaboration.
Please find the full report of the training here.