Welcome to WAIPA,

We gather and connect worldwide investment promotion agencies (IPAs), to cooperate and share their experiences and expertise among each other. Our 27+ year of experience in representing Members continues with dedication to assist and support them through wide range of activities and events. These are for human capacity buildingworld-class training, access to research and data, policies and strategies advice and more. We occasionally coordinate events with our elite partner organizations.
Our members’ FDI development is the vision we look forward to.

The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) was established in 1995, as an Association under Swiss law and has been registered in Geneva, as a non-governmental organization. Members can join us as membership is open to any agency, government body or entity whose prime function is “to promote any country, political sub-division of a country or other uncontested territory, as a destination for, or as source of investments”.

Our Partners 

WAIPA partners can be international organizations, multilateral agencies or other non-governmental organizations (with local or international focus), think tanks, consultancies and universities. Partnerships with WAIPA are established based on mutual needs, in terms of WAIPA events, WAIPA training activities and/or WAIPA’s technical assistance efforts. Technical assistance and training initiatives are generally conducted in coordination with, or with the support of, WAIPA partners.

Generally, WAIPA seeks to coordinate its efforts with the organizations that are members of its Consultative Committee, which are:

International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

International Labor Organization (ILO)

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

World Bank Group (WBG)

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