SHOWCASING REFORMS TO PROMOTE SDG INVESTMENT: Experiences from Cote d'Ivoire and Ecuador

Session Type
Session Themes
Talking Business
Room number
WIF Virtual Platform, room 10
Contact Email
19 October 2021
17:00 - 18:30 Europe/Zurich

This will be an interactive session during which top government officials from selected countries showcase how they are dealing with investment policy reforms to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their national development objectives.

Issues to be addressed

  • High-level policymakers will present their countries’ investment policy reform initiatives, emphasizing the key actions undertaken to improve the business climate and highlighting strategic policy decisions to increase potential contribution of domestic and foreign investment to achieve the SDGs and their national development objectives.
  • Policymakers will be able to explore new investment policy perspectives and interact with other countries’ representatives through Q&As.


Head, Investment Policies Branch, DIAE, UNCTAD
Vice Minister of Exports and Investment Promotion, Ecuador
Ministre auprès du Premier Ministre chargé de la promotion de l’investissement privé, Côte d’Ivoire
Minister Counsellor, Permanent Delegation of the African Union to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva
Directrice Générale, Centre de promotion des investissements en Côte d’Ivoire
Chairman and Founder, HPW AG
Team Leader, ConnectAmericas and Integration and Trade Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank


Chief, Investment Policy Review Section, Investment Policies Branch, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD