Investment policy


    Investments, including foreign direct investment (FDI), are key to promoting economic growth, job creation, productivity, knowledge and technology transfer and integration into the global value chains.

    A conducive business environment is one where investors can invest easily and at lower cost and risk. Creating such an environment requires strong policies, laws, and investment related structures and institutions.

    ITC supports governments to enhance investment facilitation and promotion efforts to increase domestic investment flows, attract FDI, increase investment’s contribution to the economy, and foster sustainable investment.

    ITC provides policy advisory services, strengthens the capacity of the public and private sectors and facilitates public-private dialogues (PPDs) to support negotiation on investment treaties, promotion, facilitation and regulatory reform.

    Facilitating investment for development

    ITC supports negotiations on a multilateral framework on Investment Facilitation for Development at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

    ITC’s joint project with the German Development Institute (DIE) on Investment Facilitation for Development provides capacity building for policymakers, channels ground-level perspectives and analytical expertise to negotiators and promotes inclusive discussions of issues related to investment facilitation for development.  

    ITC contact

    Trade Policy Team
    itctradepolicy [at]