High-level Virtual Roundtable on Investment Facilitation for Development: The benefits and challenges of international investment facilitation frameworks for development for African economies

Virtual Roundtable

Ort / Datum
Online, 03.03.2021 bis 04.03.2021


International Trade Centre (ITC), German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), African Union Commission (AUC), African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), World Economic Forum (WEF)

The Roundtable will take place on two consecutive days, 3 and 4 March 2021, from 3pm to 6pm Eastern Africa Time.  

The Roundtable is meant to offer a platform for strategic exchange on the dynamic policy discussions and negotiations on investment facilitation for development – taking place on various levels and international fora – among a select group of high-level policy makers, government officials, private sector representatives and eminent academic scholars, focused on Africa. The event will provide an opportunity to reflect on the potential benefits and challenges of international frameworks on investment facilitation for development. Such a reflection process will help negotiators to ensure that their countries’ international engagement is in line with their sustainable development strategies and in line with their national and regional reform agenda.

The Roundtable will provide a brief background on the progress of the discussions on investment facilitation for development as well as an exchange on the types of concrete measures that such frameworks could contain. The Roundtable will address the main challenges and concerns that ought to be taken into consideration when negotiating international investment facilitation frameworks that are beneficial for sustainable development, also in the broader context of investment agreements. The objective is to facilitate joint learning and capacity building among participants. A report will distil key policy recommendations from the discussion at the Roundtable.

This Roundtable is organised in the framework of the Investment Facilitation for Development project, jointly implemented by ITC and DIE.

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