High-Level Roundtable on Regional Integration and Investment Policy

25 Oct 2018
11:00 - 14:00

High-Level Roundtable on Regional Integration and Investment Policy

Promoting FDI for regional integration

Most regional economic cooperation organizations consider FDI an important factor for sustainable economic development and regional integration. Some regional organizations and cooperative frameworks have been more active than others in rolling out collective initiatives in support of a conducive investment environment, or in joint investment promotion. And results vary. What policy lessons can be drawn from the different experiences across regions?

In this High-Level Roundtable, panellists from various regional organizations and cooperative frameworks will discuss the main challenges of regional integration in investment policy. They will review regional investment trends and share experiences in investment policy and regional cooperation in investment promotion. They will discuss potential future investment trends in light of current developments in the world economy, and outline prospects for future regional cooperation.

Issues to be addressed

  • What are the main challenges of regional integration in investment policy?
  • How has regional integration in different parts of the world shaped global and regional investment trends and how will they affect them in the future?
  • What are good investment-policy practices and lessons learned that can be replicated across regional groupings?