Prof. Khalil Hamdani, visiting professor, GIDS, spoke at the Workshop on Concrete Measures to Facilitate the Flow of Sustainable FDI on 11 March 2020. The virtual workshop was organized in the framework of the Investment Facilitation for Development (IF4D) project carried out by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) for WTO delegates and government officials.
The workshop aimed at providing ground-level perspectives on issues relating to investment facilitation for development to enrich the negotiations of a multilateral Framework on Investment Facilitation for Development, which will begin on 12 March 2020. The discussions were partly informed by “An Inventory of Concrete Measures to Facilitate the Flow of Sustainable FDI: What? Why? How?” prepared for this workshop. Special attention was given to ombudsperson-type functions/mechanisms and grievance-management mechanisms within governments.