Increasing the development impact of a multilateral framework on investment facilitation for development: concrete measures to facilitate sustainable FDI and CSR

Event Type
Online Workshop

Online, 12.05.2020


International Trade Centre (ITC), German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

The workshop made an input into the negotiations of a framework on investment facilitation for development at the WTO. The workshop was open to all WTO delegates and government representatives from capitals. Another workshop on the development dimension of a multilateral framework on investment facilitation for development, scheduled for June, will focus on issues related to the implementation of investment facilitation measures.


The workshop is carried out in the framework of the ITC/DIE project on Investment Facilitation for Development.




  • Rajesh Aggarwal, Chief, Trade Facilitation & Policy for Business Section, International Trade Centre (ITC)
  • Ambassador Mathias Francke of Chile, Coordinator of the Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development
  • Karl P. Sauvant, Resident Senior Fellow, Columbia University/Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)
  • Matthew Stephenson, Policy and Community Lead, International Trade & Investment, World Economic Forum
  • Hilina Getachew, Chief of Staff to the Commissioner, Chief of Staff to the Commissioner, Ethiopian Investment Commission
  • Ana Novik, Head of the Investment Division, OECD
  • Valéria Mendes Costa Paranhos, First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil
  • Carlo Pettinato, Head of Unit, Investment, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission



Axel Berger, Senior Researcher, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Karl P. Sauvant, Columbia University/CCSI

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Axel Berger, Senior Researcher of the   Research programme “Transformation of Economic and Social Systems”

Axel Berger


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