Welcome to WAIPA,

WAIPA, since 1995, serves as a platform for its member IPAs where they can discuss latest trends and exchange best practices in investment promotion, as well as a network to advocate government support for IPAs work and effort and recognize their role in stimulating development.

WAIPA was established under the Swiss Civil code in 1995. For more, visit About Us page.

Membership Benefits

Being a member at WAIPA is valuable for investment promotion agencies as it is the global reference point for FDI. Connect, broaden your knowledge, vote, and more. Besides, get special promotions for events, conference, and training held by us or our partner institutions.

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How to apply?

The process is easy. Become a member now and connect with IPAs from all around the world.


Fill out the application form >

This form has basic information about you and your IPA, you can find it at the end of this page or here


Send requested official papers

Papers like statutes, certificate of registration, activity report, financial statement, information about your institution, recent activities and current investment environment of your country


You are a member

After the official paper work, you are now a member! Welcome to WAIPA!

The process could take around two weeks, contact Ms. Eva Salamon at [email protected] in case you require any further assistance.

Who can apply?

According to WAIPA’s Statutes, membership of WAIPA is open to any agency, government body or other 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. Associate membership is open to other organizations that share similar objectives of WAIPA as set out in Article II of the WAIPA’s Statutes.

What is the cost?

The membership fees are formulated in accordance with country’s GDP and are paid annually by the 30th April with respect to the calendar year in course as following:

  • Tier I countries (GDP per capita up to 2,500 USD): 4,000 USD
  • Tier II countries (GDP per capita from 2,501 USD to 12,500 USD): 5,000 USD
  • Tier III countries (GDP per capita over 12,500 USD): 6,000 USD
  • Associate members: 6,000 USD
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