An important outcome of effective implementation of investment commitments is minimization of the risks of investment disputes. This 1½ day capacity-building workshop is aimed at strengthening the implementation of investment commitments with a view to improving investment retention and expansion. It will cover:
· approaches to ensuring a basic awareness of investment commitments across government agencies in the region.
· implementation of practices necessary to ensure policy making is consistent with investment rules.
· approaches to monitoring and managing investor grievances at an early stage to prevent their escalation.
The workshop is intended to set the foundation for long-term engagement tailored to specific developing economy needs. It will build on the outcomes of the Capacity Building Workshop on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Prevention and Management to be held in Washington DC in October 2017. Investment policy-makers, international financial institutions and business representatives will be approached to participate in the workshop.