About ARTNET on FDI

An Asia-Pacific region-wide network on sustainable FDI policies

The Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on FDI (ARTNET on FDI) evolved from the Asia-Pacific FDI Network, which was established in 2011 to promote regional cooperation in FDI, specifically serving Countries with Special Needs in Asia and the Pacific, and was expanded in 2015 to include all ESCAP members to broaden the field in terms of experience and more tangible best practice outcomes.

The aim of the Network is to facilitate knowledge sharing and experiences on FDI policy development and promotion among FDI policy makers from the region to ensure FDI policies are aligned to support towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Network facilitates the:

  •   sharing of information on recent trends, and exchange of experience and best practices on key issues with respect to national FDI policy making and promotion;
  •   identification of emerging issues and policy responses for the promotion, attraction and facilitation of sustainable and inclusive FDI;
  •   identification of key areas that would benefit from increased regional cooperation and capacity building, including channels/ mechanisms to be developed for that purpose.