On 29 October 2020, WAIPA in partnership with Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the World Bank Group (WBG)  organized webinar titled “The Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2019-2020”, which explored how to rebuild investor confidence in times of uncertainty.

After introductory keynotes by Syed Husain Quadri, Acting Director of Country Strategy and Cooperation Department, IsDB and Bostjan Skalar, Executive Director, WAIPA, Peter Kusek, Senior Economist and Armando Heilbron, Investment Promotion Workstream Leader from the World Bank delivered a presentation on the findings of the GICR 2019/2020.

Under the moderation of Ismail Ersahin, Deputy Executive Director, WAIPA this webinar aimed to discuss investment promotion strategies beyond the COVID-19 global crisis, the crucial role of IPAs, and underlined the critical time for FDI and for IPAs as countries may have to seek creative ways to expand and sustain investment where possible.