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Empowered IPAs for Growth and Development

As we mentioned before, WAIPA strives for more empowered member IPAs (Investment Promotion Agencies) through policy advocacy and capacity building. To stand up for our cause and to deliver to our...


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Mapping the World FDI Episode 4 – Africa

Next, we draw some graphs about Africa, as a whole. Later, in the forthcoming posts we will focus more on its regions, but for the time being we need to be able to distinguish between Africa’s...


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Empowered IPAs for growth and development

WAIPA has always been the shouting-out-loud voice of IPAs' empowerment. We don't just scratch our tongues with fancy and lovely sounding messages. Instead, we deeply believe that more empowered IPAs...


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Mapping the World FDI Episode 3 – Transition Economies

According to the Cambridge dictionary a transition economy is one "that is changing from being one under government control to being a market economy (= one in which companies are not controlled by...


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Mapping the World FDI Episode 2 – Least Developed Countries

Mapping the World FDI Episode 2 – Least Developed Countries One can reasonably ask why we continue our blog post series with the least developed countries (LDCs). The answer has to do with...


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Mapping the World FDI Episode 1 – The Big Picture

In 2015 FDI inflows have increased worldwide, although not proportionately. It’s again M&As that account the most for the rise and the number of announced greenfield projects remain high as...


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WAIPA’s Research Working Paper Series

GREENFIELD FDI, IPAs AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES Abstract: Our short (and not quite academic) study aims at identifying the impact of greenfield foreign direct...


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