Increasing the development impact of FDI: Creating linkages between foreign investors and the local economy in light of the Covid-19 pandemic

Veranstaltungsart
Virtual Event

Ort/Datum
Online, 26.10.2021

Veranstalter

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


This is the 9th of a webinar series on investment facilitation for development, held in the framework of a joint ITC/DIE project on Investment Facilitation for Development.

 

Like all ITC/DIE events, participation in the webinar is free of charge. However, it is necessary to register for the event in order to receive the meeting link details (please click here). 

 

The online event will focus on increasing the development impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) by creating linkages between foreign investors and the local economy in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The declining FDI flows as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought into light the important role that the government, and specifically investment promotion agencies (IPAs), have in facilitating sustainable investment by creating linkages between foreign investors and the local economy. Such linkages provide direct benefits to foreign investors while also spreading the benefits of investment widely within the domestic economy, thereby enhancing the development impact of FDI.

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused serious disruptions in global value chains as social distancing had severe effects on local production and suppliers, especially on small and medium sized enterprises with whom foreign investors often have various types of linkages. As a response, IPAs will need to assist foreign investors in finding new suppliers when existing ones are unable to continue operating due to the pandemic or when value chains are disrupted. Such assistance can include, among other interventions, the development of supplier databases and matchmaking portals, supplier development programmes, and additional aftercare services depending on investors’ needs.

 

The online event will discuss options to maximize linkages and positive spillover effects for the host economy including the upgrading of local firms and the design and implementation of investor aftercare programmes that facilitate the retention, expansion, and diversification of FDI while deepening links with local suppliers.

The online event will have the following agenda and speakers:

Introduction

  • Rajesh Aggarwal, Officer in Charge, Director, Division for Market Development, ITC

 

Moderator

 

Speakers

Maximizing linkages and positive spillover effects from FDI to the host economy in light of the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Ivan Anton Nimac, Lead Private Sector Specialist and Global Lead, World Bank

 

Developing linkages between foreign affiliates and the local economy in light of the Covid-19 pandemic – An IPA’s perspective

  • Silvia Campos, Lead of Linkages at CINDE

 

Developing linkages between foreign affiliates and the local economy in light of the Covid-19 pandemic – An investor’s perspective
Simon Galpin, Senior Advisor, OCO Global – “

 

Concluding remarks

  • Karl P. Sauvant, Resident Senior Fellow, Columbia University, CCSI

 


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Veranstaltungsinformation

Datum / Uhr
26.10.2021 / 15:00 - 16:15

Ort

Online

Contact

Photo: Dr. Axel Berger is Political Scientist and  Senior Researcher in the   Research programme: Transformation of Economic and Social Systems

Dr. Axel Berger

 

E-mail Axel.Berger@die-gdi.de
Phone +49 (0)228 94927-247

Registration

Like all ITC/DIE events, participation in the webinar is free of charge. However, it is necessary to register for the event in order to receive the meeting link details (please click here).