Investment promotion

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Agribusiness Investment Promotion: Lessons from selected country case studies Presentation 2015

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Presentation outline: 

  1. Introduction 
  2. Investment promotion agencies: APIA in Tunisia
  3. Support to producer organizations: The Kalangala Oil Palm Growers Trust in Uganda
  4. Financial mechanisms for agribusinesses: Agricultural Credit Guarantees in Estonia
  5. Agro-clustering: Food parks in India
  6. Conclusions
Author Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Rome, Italy
Number of Pages 30 pp.
Primary Language English (en)
Region / Country Global
Keywords investment promotion, Agribusiness, agribusiness investment
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Investment promotion : a guide to investor targeting in agribusiness Paper 2014 English (en)

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This toolkit serves as a guide to help project leaders in working with client governments to attract concrete agribusiness investments that create jobs, reduce poverty, and develop value chains in an environmentally and socially sustainable way. However, the toolkit can be used by anyone working to attract sustainable private investment to a developing a country’s agribusiness sector. These may be public officials, development organization staff, or consultants working in investment promotion, industrial development, or general economic development. Borrowing heavily from lessons learned in Bank Group projects, this toolkit helps project leaders to develop and execute actual targeting campaigns, by providing a step-by-step guide and, through the appendices, practical tools for implementation. The tools are in the form of templates, research resources, and examples of materials for investors. The toolkit is divided into four chapters corresponding to four essential steps in the targeting process. They are: step 1) understanding the context for a sector targeting campaign (also known as scoping); step 2) identifying competitive subsectors that might be best placed to attract new investments (also known as a sector scan); step 3) planning a targeting campaign aimed at the selected subsectors; and step 4) executing a targeting campaign and following up. This toolkit is designed in a way to take the reader directly to one of thirty four appendices

Investment promotion  -  English (en)

Author The World Bank Group
Publisher The World Bank Group
Washington, DC; USA
Number of Pages 90 pp.
Primary Language English (en)
Region / Country Global
Keywords agribusiness investment, investment promotion, Agricultural Investment, Agriculture Investment, Investment
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Investment Promotion and Facilitation Paper 2014

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Investment promotion and facilitation can be powerful means to attract investment and maximise its contribution to development but their success depends on the quality of investment-related policies and on the overall investment climate. Successful promotion requires a careful calculation of how to employ resources most effectively guided by evaluations of costs and benefits; badly designed investment promotion and facilitation strategies can be costly and ineffective. 

This chapter aims to provide key principles for effective investment promotion and facilitation, including co-ordinating and evaluating investment promotion activities, while providing options to strengthen the development impact of investment through local enterprise development. It provides avenues for achieving the twin objectives of attracting investment while fostering local development. 

Promoting Investment in Kazakhstan’s Agribusiness Value Chain Report 2013 English (en)

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This handbook is part of the Kazakhstan Sector Competitiveness (SCS) project, which aims at supporting the Government of Kazakhstan to diversify its economy and improve competitiveness in different sectors of its economy. The project identified three sectors to support economic diversification, with a focus on priority policy areas: access to finance in agribusiness, skills development in the case of information technologies, and investment promotion and policy in the case of food processing and food retail. The project completed two phases over four years: Phase 1 (2009-10) analysed and identified three priority sectors, Phase 2 (2011-12) defined sector policy recommendations and implementation plans.

The current handbook is the final deliverable of the work on investment policy and promotion. It suggests a sectoral investment policy and promotion approach first applied to agribusiness and then to be rolled-out to other sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy. It builds on the work during Phase 1 of the project, the identification of the sectors with the greatest economic potential in Kazakhstan and the main existing barriers to their development. The findings of Phase 1 are summarised in the Kazakhstan Sector Competitiveness Strategy report.

This handbook is structured as follows: Part 1, Chapter 1 provides the rationale for a sectoral approach to investment promotion while Chapter 2 outlines a suggested methodology. Part 2 applies the described methodology to the agribusiness value chain in Kazakhstan. Within this context, Chapter 3 provides a brief overview of the agribusiness value chain before Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 apply the sectoral approach to investment promotion on two sectors within the Agribusiness value chain, food processing and food retail. Finally, Chapter 6 provides a way forward by suggesting the main implementation steps.

Promoting Investment in Kazakhstan’s Agribusiness Value Chain  -  English (en)

Author OECD
Publisher OECD
Paris, France
Number of Pages 79 pp.
Primary Language English (en)
Region / Country Global
Kazakhstan
Keywords Agribusiness, investment promotion, agribusiness value chain
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Global Investment Promotion Best Practices 2012 Report 2012 English (en)

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Global flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) declined severely during the recent economic and financial crisis. As the crisis eased, recovery in world economies spurred a resurgence of FDI, and that in turn reignited competition for investments among host countries.

Especially in emerging markets, governments long have prized FDI as a source of much-needed capital and jobs. But in the 21st century, governments value FDI as much or more as a source of technology and know-how. Policymakers have witnessed how knowledge brought by foreign investors can spill over to local firms, bolster skills in the local workforce, and thus increase the overall competitiveness of their economies. To foster development of intellectual capital as well as businesses and jobs, governments increasingly recognize the importance of cultivating FDI.

To position themselves to compete for FDI, most countries have set up investment promotion intermediaries (IPIs) to provide information on business conditions and opportunities to potential foreign investors. When IPIs develop relevant, accurate and timely information and make it easily available to potential investors, they reduce the risk perceptions and transaction costs of investment projects. The Global Investment Promotion Best Practices (GIPB) project examines how IPIs perform when approached by foreign investors during their short-listing process. The GIPB 2012 report, building on data and analysis from past editions, offers the most complete examination yet of how well IPIs accomplish this crucial task of information provision.

Global Investment Promotion Best Practices 2012  -  English (en)

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