WAIPA Executive Director, a.i. Mr. Ismail Ersahin participated at the High-Level Regional Roundtable to discuss the importance of Investment Facilitation for Development and how Asian and Pacific Economies may benefit from it.

He underlined that “We have seen numerous investment promotion agencies being instrumental in the recovery process in the post COVID-19 setting. IPAs have also been prior to the pandemic, but are now even more, instrumental bodies not just to attract and to promote investments but to advocate and facilitate investments […] that lead to economic growth and sustainable development.”

The roundtable was organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), and the World Economic Forum (WEF).