UN INVESTMENT PROMOTION AWARDS 2021

18 Oct 2021
11:00-11:30

UN INVESTMENT PROMOTION AWARDS 2021

Promoting investment in healthcare

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

The COVID-19 crisis has caused major changes in the work of investment promotion agencies (IPAs) worldwide, not only in their modus operandi but also in their strategic focus. Already early in the crisis some agencies took swift action to support government efforts to boost the national production of personal protective equipment. When the pandemic prolonged, more IPAs started to include healthcare as a target sector, building new knowledge and expertise and helping the government in improving investment conditions in the sector.

In 2021, UNCTAD has been monitoring the online promotion by IPAs of investment opportunities in healthcare and conducted an IPA survey on the promotion of investment in the health sector. Based on UNCTAD’s research and the survey, this year’s edition of the UN Investment Promotion Awards recognizes the work of IPAs in attracting investment in healthcare projects, with consideration of innovative approaches to investment promotion, finance and partnerships.

Event Manager: Mr. Paul Wessendorp

Contact email: Paul.Wessendorp@unctad.org