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Investment Generation

Investment Generation

Investment Climate Advisory Services helps client governments build competitive advantage necessary to steer investment into favored sectors and/or regions. Our advisory services help define and implement strategies to promote investment through policy reforms, industry-based programs and the development of special economic zones.


  • Investment Generation in Haiti

    Slideshow: Keeping Investment and Industry Alive in Haiti

    Efforts to attract investors to Haiti as part of an Investment Climate Advisory Services project that started in September 2009 created a strong foundation for World Bank Group's quick response to the earthquake that ravaged the country on January 12, 2010.  

  • Investment Law Review

    Investment Law Reform Handbook    

    A handbook that distills good practices in investment law reform and includes guidelines for drafting legislation, with sample clauses as well as other useful resources to assist practitioners in investment law reform. A complementary database of experts who can assist countries in this area is also available.

  • GIPB09

    Global Investment Promotion Benchmarking (GIPB) (2009)    

    Many countries are convinced that foreign direct investment (FDI) should be an important component of their growth strategy. To encourage FDI, they have improved their business climates, developed various guarantees for investors, and offered incentives. Yet, time and again, reforms have not led to the expected inflows of FDI. Without efforts by countries to market themselves to potential investors, company business managers have generally failed to add new countries to their "short list" of attractive sites for their projects. Through the Global Investment Promotion Benchmarking (GIPB), The Investment Climate Advisory Services of the World Bank Group have developed a unique and valuable approach to measure how well countries are able to market themselves by providing relevant, accurate and timely information to potential investors.

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    Licensing Case Studies: Tourism Sector (February 2009)    

    For this paper, licensing practices in the tourism sector were reviewed in 32 countries. This report critically examines the role and effectiveness of tourism sector licensing in enhancing the tourism sector in a range of developed and developing countries. This report explores why regulation and more specifically licensing interventions can be justified in the tourism sector, what specific aspects of the sector could be subject to sector-specific regulation and licensing, and how these interventions can be organized to deliver most effectively and efficiently on sector policy objectives.