The E15 engages key stakeholders – trade and investment policy makers, business and thought leaders – in policy dialogues in Geneva and around the world to explore and help validate ideas, align interests and strengthen the impetus for change.

Policy Dialogues

Interactive Breakfast Encounter: Sustainable Investment Facilitation Policies and Practices

25 October 2018 , Geneva, Switzerland - 09:00 - 10:00

In order to attract foreign direct investment, many countries have recognised the importance of focusing on domestic reforms in the area of investment facilitation – including regulatory transparency, streamlining administrative processes and dispute prevention. However, investment facilitation efforts should not just be designed to attract more investment, but also the right kind of investment, which contributes to the long-term development of the local economy, preserves the environment and improves societal outcomes.

Organized by ICTSD, UNCTAD and the World Economic Forum, this interactive dialogue will identify and share policies and practices that have facilitated investment for sustainable development in the host economy.

The dialogue will seek to answer the following questions:

  • What challenges prevent developing countries from successfully attracting and retaining long-term, sustainable investment?
  • What are successful and failed examples of investment facilitation policies and how can impacts on the host community be improved?
  • What policy recommendations should be prioritised at the regional and international levels to facilitate more sustainable investment flows for value chain upgrading?

The breakfast is organised as part of the World Investment Forum 2018. Attendance to this event is by invitation only.