Towards G20 Guiding Principles on Investment Facilitation for Sustainable Development

13 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2019

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Axel Berger

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) - German Development Institute (DIE)

Dr Ahmad Ghouri

Sussex Law School, University of Sussex; University of Turku

Tomoko Ishikawa

University of Tsukuba

Karl P. Sauvant

Columbia University - Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Matthew Stephenson

World Economic Forum; Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Date Written: March 13, 2019

Abstract

There is growing support behind an international framework to facilitate investment for sustainable development. This policy brief suggests that the G20 consider adopting guiding principles on investment facilitation for sustainable development, to help ensure that these efforts result in an effective, coherent, and development-oriented outcome. To this end, this brief proposes guiding principles to: (1) orient investment facilitation, (2) facilitate sustainable FDI, (3) integrate facilitation throughout the investment lifecycle, (4) engage in multistakeholder consultations, (5) ensure shared responsibilities, (6) encourage cooperative activities, (7) adopt a whole-of-government approach, (8) focus on national efforts within a multilateral framework, and (9) support capacity building coupled with flexibility.

Suggested Citation

Berger, Axel and Ghouri, Ahmad Ali and Ishikawa, Tomoko and Sauvant, Karl P. and Stephenson, Matthew, Towards G20 Guiding Principles on Investment Facilitation for Sustainable Development (March 13, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3352630 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3352630

Axel Berger (Contact Author)

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) - German Development Institute (DIE) ( email )

Tulpenfeld 6
Bonn, 53113
Germany

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Ahmad Ali Ghouri

Sussex Law School, University of Sussex ( email )

Falmer
Brighton BN1 9QN
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/lps/internal/people/law/person/337963

University of Turku ( email )

Turku, 20014
Finland

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Tomoko Ishikawa

University of Tsukuba ( email )

Tsukuba University , Ibaraki Ken
Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Ibaraki 3050006
Japan

Karl P. Sauvant

Columbia University - Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment ( email )

Columbia Law School
435 W 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States

HOME PAGE: https://works.bepress.com/karl_sauvant/388/

Matthew Stephenson

World Economic Forum ( email )

CH - 1223 Cologny/Geneva
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.weforum.org

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) ( email )

PO Box 136
Geneva, CH-1211
Switzerland

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