IPAs are an indispensable part of national and regional development strategies, playing a critical role in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

IPAs unique positioning at the interface between the public and private sectors means they are often the face of governments and the first body contacted by potential investors, giving them a unique platform for defining shared value opportunities, aligning public-private objectives and promoting economic development.

Job Creation.

Jobs are the foundation of an economy. Not only do they provide an economic foundation to build off of but they catalyze local economies and drive reductions in inequality. 

Technology Transfer.

FDI often comes with more than capital alone, bringing with it modern technologies and processes that diffuse throughout economy as firms strive for efficiency. 

Impact Alignment.

Integrating SDG metrics and mutually accepted impact goals into IPA strategy will be a critical step in aligning Public-Private incentives around shared value creation. 


Public-Private Impact Alignment

Since their introduction in 2015, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have emerged as the generally accepted criteria guiding investors interested in achieving impact. The 17 goals cover a wide range of social and environmental goals, the attainment of which are generally recognized as ensuring unambiguous developmental progress for the world’s poor. Accordingly, these SDGs form the basis of SEA’s impact measurement approach. 

    SEA provides Investment Promotion Agencies(IPAs) with tools and processes for analyzing, aligning and promoting public investment opportunities to foreign direct investors.


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