In the context of a joint programme to support IPAs from developing countries, UNCTAD and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) organized a study tour to the Invest in Sweden Agency (ISA).
Twenty-one professionals from IPAs of 17 countries (11 developing countries, 3 developed countries and 3 economies in transition) participated. Six representatives from least developed countries (LDCs) were sponsored through the UNCTAD project.
The objective of the study tour was to exchange best practices and experience in investment promotion and facilitation and to familiarize participants with the operations of ISA.
This objective was fully met through lectures by staff of ISA, open discussions, as well as through visits to a number of Swedish agencies, institutions and private companies.