Foreign Direct Investment: Key Issues for Promotion Agencies

Overview
  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-MERIT
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University Press
    VOLUME:
    Policy Brief No. 10, 2006
    TITLE:
    Foreign Direct Investment: Key Issues for Promotion Agencies
    AUTHORS:
    by Mariana Zanatta, Ionara Costa and Sergey Filippov
    PUB DATE:
    2006•09•27

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    This policy brief investigates the role of investment promotion agencies (IPAs) in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). Countries today are not only competing for larger amounts but also specific types of FDI, in particular for projects related to higher value-added and more knowledge intensive activities, such as research and development. Increasingly, IPAs play a critical role in such strategic promotion of FDI.