Investment promotion agencies, economic development boards and special economic zones have been confronted with major operational challenges due to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some did well, others faced serious challenges, much dependent on the extent and level of digitization within their organization. During the pandemic, resilience has ruled and most organizations in charge of investment promotion are back in business.
This workshop will deal with the changes and improvements that digitalization in investment promotion and facilitation can bring, from enhanced use of social media, numerical platforms and online one-stop-shops to virtual reality site visits.
Issues to be addressed
- The speed and nature of the digitalization of investment promotion organizations.
- UNCTAD business facilitation platform: e-regulations and e-registration.