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Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to inform you of the newly released sixth issue of The IPA 
Observer. The publication looks at investment facilitation and how 
investment promotion agencies (IPAs) in different countries have adopted 
and developed various tools and programmes to better serve investors. 

Case studies are from Kenya (the implementation of UNCTAD?s eRegulations 
programme), Jamaica (the preparation and packaging of potential investment 
projects) and Germany (the creation of technology partnerships).

The note provides several takeaways for IPAs:
           Investment promotion and facilitation go hand in hand,
           Investment in the SDGs requires enhanced facilitation,
           Partnerships in investment facilitation dramatically improve a 
location?s offer.

There is a wide range of policy options and measures available to IPAs for 
expanding and improving their service offer to investors. UNCTAD's Global 
Action Menu for Investment Facilitation provides a guiding framework to 
support a new generation of investment facilitation strategies that can 
mobilize investment in sustainable development.

Best regards,

James Zhan
Director, Investment and Enterprise
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
http://www.worldinvestmentreport.org/
http://greenfdi.org/
investmentpolicyhub.unctad.org

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