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The Inter-American Development Bank publishes our paper ‘Innovations in Foreign Direct Investment Attraction’


The Inter-American Development Bank has published a paper by Dr. Henry Loewendahl, Group CEO of WAVTEQ, on ‘Innovations in Foreign Direct Investment Attraction.’

The report highlights best practices in investment promotion and presents several innovative and replicable programs from around the world, which could fill the gaps in current investment promotion activities of IPAs in Latin America and the Caribbean. It outlines key implementation issues and serves as a practical policy guide for IPAs across the region to enhance their capability to attract and retain FDI.

The reports draws on WAVTEQ’s experience of working with over 300 investment promotion agencies (IPAs) and economic development organizations (EDOs), delivering $50 billion in realized greenfield investment projects from over 1,000 companies since 2014.

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About WAVTEQ

WAVTEQ is a pioneering data, technology and consulting company with a mission statement to make the global FDI market more efficient by connecting companies with locations worldwide and encourage sustainable investment through our lead generation and research services.

We have worked with over 300 investment promotion agencies (IPAs) and economic development organizations (EDOs) providing data and technology solutions and lead generation, strategy, marketing and training services to attract inward investment. Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) and site selection firms also subscribe to our data products to inform corporate location decisions.

WAVTEQ was established in Hong Kong in 2010 and has grown rapidly to become the largest FDI consulting team in the industry with 75 specialist FDI consultants in 10 countries (Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Spain, UK, and USA). Nearly two thirds of companies that have invested overseas in the last 15 years are headquartered in these countries. Our offices are ideally located to effectively target over 85% of companies worldwide currently considering FDI.

WAVTEQ is the world's leading developer of FDI databases and tools and is at the forefront of knowledge on FDI and investment promotion (See: www.wavteq.com/publications). WAVTEQ is also the exclusive consulting, technology and sales partner of fDi Intelligence, Financial Times Ltd.