Investment for Development Research Square

A meeting place for policy-oriented academic research
in partnership with AIB, Graduate Institute-CFD, CEPR, NYU, UNU-WIDER
Session Type
Investment Village
Session Themes
Academic Track
Room number
Investment Village
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17 October 2023
10:30 - 19:00 Abu Dhabi

The Investment for Development Research Square, organized by UNCTAD in collaboration with UNU-WIDER, New York University - Abu Dhabi, Middlesex University-Dubai, Geneva Graduate Institute, and the Academy of International Business, is located in the Investment Village of the World Investment Forum 2023. It provides a platform for discussions and exchange of ideas between policymakers, academia, business representatives and professionals from diverse backgrounds. The platform offers a unique opportunity to understand current policy, industry and academic thinking in relation to the role of international investment and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 


10:30 - 11:15 Fireside Chat on The Role of Civil Society for Innovative Investments 

11:15 - 11:30 Video

11:30 - 12:15 Fireside Chat on Strengthening Supply Chains Towards Resilience 

12:15 - 13:00 Fireside Chat on the Investment-Trade Policy Nexus

14:00 - 15:00 Fireside Chat on Digital Economy

16:00 - 16:15 Video 

18:15 - 19:00 Daily Wrap-Up Session


Professor of International Business and Director for Latin America, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Secretary-General, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International)
Professor of Economics, University of Oxford
Professor, HEC Montréal
Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization (WTO)
Chief of Investment Issues Section, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Mumzworld
Head of Investment and Services, World Economic Forum
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, NYU Abu Dhabi
Associate Provost of Academic Projects, Abu Dhabi University
Chair in International Management and Governance, University of Bremen
Professor of International Business, University of Glasgow