Accra launch of UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2014

Accra, Ghana, June 23, 2014 – The United Nations Information Centre, Accra will on Tuesday June 24 launch the 23rd annual World Investment Report (WIR), released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). First published in 1991, the WIR is an influential source of economic intelligence for policy makers and investors world-wide.

UNCTAD_WIR 2014_COUV A4The 2014 report, “Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – an Action Plan”, provides a comprehensive review on global and regional investment & policy trends, and presents an outlook for private sector investment in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

The Agriculture Development Bank, represented by the Acting Treasurer, Mr. John Kwame Mensah Zigah, will portray the particular significance of the report for Ghana to investors, the academia, banking institutions and the media at the launch. Participating at the launch include the Country Manager of Tullow Ghana’s Invest in Africa initiative, Sam Brandful; the General Manager of Finance, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Mr. Chris Amedor; the CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Mark Badu-Aboagye and; the Head, Department of Finance, University of Ghana Business School, Prof. A.Q.Q. Aboagye.

The Report will be presented by Mr. Phillip Cobbina, a lecturer in Business Policy and Strategy; and International Business Management at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Business School. The Report will be launched by the Minister of Trade and Industry.

The 2014 World Investment report provides action packages and strategic frameworks for investing in the SDGs, which can be translated into action by Ghanaian investors. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will need to bridge a large investment gap; private investment in sustainable sectors concerning food security, infrastructure industries and climate change among others, is essential for the realization of the future SDG development framework.