We are collecting articles, reports, books and tools to help beginners and experts sharpen their advocacy skills. 

Whether it is the latest report or a must-read article; you will find useful material here.

A first selection

Reports & Books

  1. World Bank (2004). World Development Report 2005: A Better Investment Climate for Everyone. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO
  2. UNCTAD (2008). Investment Promotion Agencies as Policy Advocates. investment Advisory Series, Series A, number 2, Geneva. Link:
  3. OECD (2018). Mapping of Investment Promotion Agencies in OECD Countries. Link: Mapping of investment promotion agencies in OECD countries – OECD
  4. International Finance Corporation (2016). The Investment Climate. Published by the Inter-Agency Task Force of Financing for Development, Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. Link:
  5. Sanchiz, A.; Omic, A. (2020). State of Investment Promotion Agencies: Evidence from WAIPA-WBG’s Joint Global Survey. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. Link:
  6. Heilbron, A.; Aranda-Larrey, Y. (2020). The Comprehensive Investor Services Framework. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group. Link:   
  7. Book about Aftercare: Arriagada Peters, C. and Coble, D. and Li, T. and Lewis, B. (2022). “Investment Aftercare Explained. A Guide for FDI Practitioners and Policymakers on How to Grow and Retain Investors”. Routledge, London and New York. Link:


The following organizations offer good content about advocacy:
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  2. World Bank –
  3. OECD –
  4. WAIPA –
  5. UNIDO –
  6. GIZ –
  7. International Centre for Policy Advocacy (ICPA) –

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