Leaders Luncheon: 11th meeting of the Investment Advisory Council (by invitation only)

Poverty alleviation in the poorest counties
in partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce
Session Type
By invitation only
Room number
Delegates Restaurant
14 October 2014
13:00 - 15:00 Europe/Zurich

The World Investment Report 2014 Action Plan for Investing in the SDGs shows that there is significant scope for mobilizing and channeling more private investment into sectors relevant for sustainable development in developing countries as a whole. However, the Plan also makes the point that special efforts are needed in the most vulnerable economies.

Elements for the debate:

  • How can UNCTAD, the ICC and the stakeholders they represent, operationalize this special effort?
  • What innovative mechanisms can help leverage official development assistance and public funds in the most vulnerable economies for increased private sector investment?
  • What form should targeted technical assistance and capacity-building take to help these economies attract more investment?