In 2016, the OECD, under the auspices of the OECD Investment Committee, created the OECD IPA Network as a platform to facilitate peer-learning on issues of common interest. The OECD IPA Network has the following objectives:

  • To create a community of like-minded practitioners to engage in discussions, exchanges and experience sharing.
  • To provide an adequate platform for gathering and using knowledge on investment promotion and related topics.
  • To engage with policy makers.

The OECD IPA Network is chaired by Mr Achim Hartig, Managing Director at Germany Trade and Invest, and closely advised by a Steering Group composed of the IPAs from Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that in OECD’s recent policy paper, Synergassia, the flagship programme designed and developed by Enterprise Greece was identified as best practice.

OECD’s policy paper on The geography of foreign investment in OECD member countries: how investment promotion agencies support regional development provides comparative analysis on the geography of FDI disparities in OECD countries, across countries and over time. It also explores the governance settings, coordination mechanisms and strategic approaches for regional development used in national IPAs.