Ministers dealing with investment and leaders of international organizations will engage in a high-profile debate on today’s challenges of ensuring coherence in investment policy-making, both nationally and internationally. The round table will provide for a sharing of visions, strategies and practical experiences in countering the threat of investment protectionism and in maximizing FDI-induced development outcomes through appropriate balancing between investment liberalisation and regulation, and ensuring policy coherence.
Questions to be addressed include
- Which kind of regulatory and institutional frameworks are required to make sure that investment liberalization generates a maximum of development enhancing effects?
- How can incoherence among national and international investment-related policies be avoided and synergies enhanced to ensure that such policies contribute rather than undermine efforts towards achieving sustainable development?
- How can possible tendencies towards investment protectionism be effectively stemmed in the wake of the financial crisis?What positive and negative effects do international investment rules and policies have on domestic investment?
Participation is open to all investment stakeholders attending the WIF 2010.