ROUNDTABLE ON REGIONAL INTEGRATION AND INVESTMENT POLICY [VIRTUAL] (in partnership with Regional Commissions of the UN)

21 Oct 2021
12:00-14:30
VIRTUAL

ROUNDTABLE ON REGIONAL INTEGRATION AND INVESTMENT POLICY [VIRTUAL] (in partnership with Regional Commissions of the UN)

Promoting FDI for regional integration

This virtual event occurs in Geneva Time (CET, GMT+2). Abu Dhabi, UAE time is 2:00 hours ahead of Geneva, Switzerland.

Most regional economic cooperation organizations consider foreign direct investment (FDI) an important factor for sustainable economic development and regional integration. Some regional organizations and cooperation frameworks have been more active than others in rolling out collective initiatives in support of a conducive investment environment and/or in joint investment promotion, and results vary. At this session, panelists from various regional organizations and cooperation frameworks will discuss new developments in the area of FDI trends. They will discuss how the regional investment approach has evolved in recent years in different regions. They will also discuss how the main challenges of regional integration in investment trends have changed in the face of new developments in the world economy. They will review recent regional investment trends and share their new experiences in investment and regional cooperation. They will also outline prospects for future regional cooperation.

Participants will also discuss new developments in technical cooperation. They will use the pilot SESRIC-UNCTAD project in improving statistical capacity on collection and dissemination of data on FDI and multinationals in OIC countries as a potential model for future activities, to be replicated in other regions of the world.

Issues to be addressed:

  • How has regional integration in different parts of the world shaped over the past years global and regional investment trends and how will they affect them in the future?
  • What are the main new challenges of regional integration in investment trends?
  • What good investment-related practices and technical cooperation activities can be replicated across regional groupings?

Event Manager: Mr. Astrit Sulstarova

Contact email: Astrit.Sulstarova@unctad.org