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Investment Promotion and Facilitation

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Investment promotion and facilitation can be powerful means to attract investment and maximise its contribution to development but their success depends on the quality of investment-related policies and on the overall investment climate. Successful promotion requires a careful calculation of how to employ resources most effectively guided by evaluations of costs and benefits; badly designed investment promotion and facilitation strategies can be costly and ineffective. 

This chapter aims to provide key principles for effective investment promotion and facilitation, including co-ordinating and evaluating investment promotion activities, while providing options to strengthen the development impact of investment through local enterprise development. It provides avenues for achieving the twin objectives of attracting investment while fostering local development. 

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