The contribution of ISP/LDCs as a dedicated public-private partnership for investment capacity development in the least developed countries.
Organizers: IDLO, UN-OHRLLS, Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN, Permanent Mission of Malawi to the UN, ISP/LDCs Steering Committee.
The impact of the global crisis triggered by COVID-19 is being felt most severely by LDCs and by the most vulnerable people within them. It is becoming critical to develop new solutions to unlock LDCs' capacity to create an enabling environment to attract FDI and access the resource flows required to finance their recovery efforts.
Against the assessment by the LDCs of the path to their socio-economic recovery in preparation for the 2022 DOHA Conference, this Side Event will review the initial experience in implementing IDLO's Investment Support Programme for the Least Developed Countries (ISP/LDCs) - a dedicated public-private partnership geared to supporting LDCs in managing and sustaining FDI.
Discussions will focus on the distinctive features of the Programme and their contribution to innovation and enhanced impact in the international effort to support LDCs' capacity development and help level the playing field in investment negotiations and the settlement of commercial disputes.