Policy Uncertainty Impedes Investment

in partnership with CUTS International and the Institute of Economic Affairs, Kenya
Session Type
Side Events
Room number
16 October 2014
13:00 - 15:00 Europe/Zurich

Evidence points to an inverse relationship between policy uncertainty and the level of investment. While political and regional context play their part, policy and regulatory prescriptions at domestic and international levels substantially influence uncertainty, thus impacting investment. There is a need for country specific interventions with the objective to assist selected low and middle income countries, specifically in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, to adopt and implement measures to reduce investment related policy uncertainty at domestic, bilateral and multilateral levels. The event will involve a presentation on the subject followed by a panel discussion amongst international experts on the causes, impacts and possible measures to reduce policy and regulatory uncertainty to promote investment. The objective will be to develop an action plan and a roadmap to work towards reducing uncertainty and reviving investments.