The potential value-added of an Investment Facilitation Framework for Development

Online Event

Online, 14.12.2020


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

The Online Event will focus on the potential value-added of an Investment Facilitation Framework for Development. It is well established that countries seek to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) to advance their economic growth and development. However, since the bulk of any investment facilitation effort is undertaken at the national level, one must ask why seeking to create a multilateral framework, which is a difficult and time-consuming effort, is important and should be endeavored, especially in the current political climate.

The principal purpose of a multilateral investment facilitation framework is to further increase FDI flows for development and enhance international cooperation in the investment area. During the webinar the following issuers related to the value-added of an Investment Facilitation Framework for Development will be addressed:


  • Potential downsides of such a Framework.
  • Potential benefits of such a Framework in helping domestic reforms and facilitating more and sustainable FDI flows.
  • The maintenance of an inventory and benchmarks of good investment facilitation practices and increasing technical assistance.
  • The implementation of measures requiring transparency by home countries and investors’ CSR commitments.

The webinar will be conducted in an interactive manner and allow for questions by participants.

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Datum / Uhr
14.12.2020 / 15:00 - 16:00




This is the 6th of a webinar series on investment facilitation for development, held in the framework of a joint ITC/DIE project on Investment Facilitation for Development.