SESRIC Participated in the Symposium on FDI Statistics and Development Impact in the Margins of 7th World Investment Forum
Date: 19 October 2021
Venue: Virtual-UNCTAD, Geneva Switzerland -

SESRIC participated in the Symposium on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Statistics and Development Impact as a panellist on 19 October 2021 in the margins of the 7th World Investment Forum organised by UNCTAD.

During the Symposium, Dr. Atilla KARAMAN, Director of Statistics Department, presented the results of the joint SESRIC/UNCTAD Survey on FDI Statistics in OIC Member Countries that was conducted for the preparations of the Webinar on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Statistics in OIC Countries jointly organised by SESRIC and UNCTAD on 28 June 2021. In his presentation, Dr. Karaman underlined the need for bringing about synergies among the international organisations to jointly support the efforts of OIC member countries in improving their capacities to collect, collate, process, and disseminate high quality FDI statistics which will not only support the policy makers in formulating investment promotion policies but also contribute to reporting and monitoring of relevant SDGs.

Among others, the Symposium focused on the issues of FDI data compilation and analysis and its role in the formulation of FDI policies from a development perspective, and discussed ways and means to answer the specific needs of developing countries in data compilation and analysis to enable them to make informed policy decisions in the area of FDI.

The UNCTAD World Investment Forum is the pre-eminent global platform for investment and development. The Forum devises strategies and solutions for global investment and development challenges. It facilitates multi-stakeholder collective action to stimulate investment in development. Previous editions took place in Accra (2008), Xiamen (2010), Doha (2012), Geneva (2014), Nairobi (2016), and Geneva (2018).

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