UNCTAD’s 2014 World Investment Report advocated for a ‘Big Push’ for investment in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This month, UNCTAD published ECOPER’s final evaluation report for the project ‘Investment promotion partnerships for the development, marketing and facilitation of bankable SDG projects’, which forms part of this drive. The project connects with one of the action packages proposed by the World Investment Report, which called for new partnerships for SDG investment, including partnerships between investment promotion agencies and outward investment agencies and institutions, and for the development of a pool of bankable SDG projects.
The report contains an assessment of the project, which aimed to support new SDG investment partnerships, including between investment promotion agencies and outward investment agencies and institutions, in addition to developing pools of bankable SDG projects. It concludes with a series of recommendations for UNCTAD and its partners, which are applicable to future joint activities to promote investment in the SDGs. Further details on the evaluation are available in the project summary available here.