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Africa Investor Survey 2010

The survey is designed to provide a means for participating countries to assess their own needs for improving their investment climate and to design the required interventions. It also provides a tool for introducing empirical analyses that enable African intermediary organizations to improve their advocacy function as well as their performance in stimulating investment into productive sectors.

The survey project is designed in response to needs assessments conducted over a seven year period, since the inception of UNIDO’s African Investment Promotion Agency Network (AfrIPANet) Programme, and also takes into consideration the assessments conducted by other international organizations.

The Africa Investor Report 2011,which presents the results of the latest survey, provides evidence in the formof indicators that allow the measurement of the impact of different categoriesof foreign investors on the domestic economy, in particular their interaction with domestic investors and their propensityto crowd in or out domestic investment. It also allows the assessment of theimpact of changes in the investment climate and government interventions on theperformance and investment decisions of the same investors. This informs andempowers intermediary organizations to provide policy advocacy based onempirical evidence that addresses some of the most pressing concerns ofinvestors. It enhances their ability to select categories to target; tounderstand the priority decision criteria of the targeted investor categoriesand to craft strategies, service offerings and policy advice accordingly.

The general aims of this project are:

  • To enable cross-country comparisons on the operating performance of enterprises;
  • To provide data which enable the Monitoring Platform to be a common base upon which collaborative decisions between companies and other stakeholders can be made;
  • To enable the participating institutions (i) to assess new changes in regional trade conditions, (ii) to influence investment patterns, and (iii) to identify regional opportunities and growth areas;
  • To spur regional networking among AfrIPANet members (i) to support regional public-private sector dialogue, (ii) to promote regional initiatives for investment, and (iii) to support inter-enterprise co-operation agreements.

  1. In particular, the survey helps to empower Investment Promotion Agencies in the following ways:
    • To design and formulate evidence-based investment promotion strategies to better target investors, leverage their impact on local development, tailor the required services and policy interventions;
    • To promote consensus building and a common shared vision among the investment promotion stakeholders;
    • To strengthen the policy advocacy role through the empirical survey;
    • To implement investment facilitation services and to track investor reactions through follow-up surveys;
    • To prepare analytical reports on trends at various sectoral and regional levels;
    • To assess the impact of different kind of foreign investors on the local economy;
    • To compare and benchmark the country with other African countries in the area of investment promotion and investor performance.
  2. The project supports Private Sector Associations and other intermediary organizations in the following ways:
    • To identify forms of investment with positive impact on the economy;
    • To formulate policies to effect changes in the regulatory environment based on empirical evidence;
    • To design and formulate effective investment promotion strategies in furtherance of national development objectives such as sustainable industrial development; poverty alleviation, SME promotion, and technology diffusion;
    • To establish and strengthen mutually beneficial linkages between foreign investors and the domestic sector through the SPX networks and other support programmes offered through the UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs);
    • To promote industrial integration and to deepen the industrial base of the economy; and To provide high value-added services to their member firms based on empirical evidence.
  3. The project provides the following benefits to Enterprises:

    The Survey aims at generating information for all stakeholders involved in the Programme. Unlike other Surveys, this Survey goes beyond the mere collation of data for purposes of producing a Report or for stimulating research, it is meant to trigger further action to support investors.


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Vietnam Industry Survey

The Vietnam Industry Investor Survey 2011 was undertaken within the framework of the UNIDO Programme “Platform for Investment Monitoring and Supplier Development in Viet Nam-Phase I” (FB/VIE/09/009) funded by the ONE Plan Fund and constitutes one of the main output components of this Programme. UNIDO has implemented this Investor Survey in close collaboration with the Vietnamese Project Stakeholders, namely the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA), the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). The General Statistics Office (GSO) was selected as UNIDO partner and subcontractor to implement the Survey.

 

The Vietnam Industry Investor Survey was conducted in the period between November 2010 and March 2011. This Survey, the first of its kind in Viet Nam, is based on a sample scope of 1,500 of enterprises operating in Vietnamese industry comprising manufacturing, construction and utilities activities. The territorial scope of the Survey focused on nine (9) main Vietnamese Provinces namely Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Bac Ninh, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Vinh Phuc, Da Nang, Ha Noi, Hai Phong andHo Chi Minh City. These Provinces were selected on the basis of their concentration of industrial value added as well as being host to largest share of foreign invested enterprises active in these territories.

 

The Survey was conducted on the basis of a questionnaire which looked in the different aspects of investment activity of foreign and domestic invested enterprises: inter alia the enterprise profiles and investor perceptions (organizational relationships, business climate conditions and choice of investment location, investment registration, business supportservices, trade, linkages with buyers and suppliers, product and processcertification) and information from enterprises’ financial accounts (human resources, turnover, working capital and fixed assets, energy consumption). The analysis of the data will afford the beneficiary agencies an insight into the dynamics of the investor groups in the country and provide evidence in the formof indicators/indexes that will allow the measurement of the impact of different categories of foreign investors on the domestic economy, in particular their interaction with domestic investors and their propensity tocrowd in or out domestic investment. It will also allow the assessment of the impact of changes in the investment climate and government interventions on the performance and investment decisions of the same investors. This will inform and empower intermediary organizations to provide policy advocacy based on empirical evidence that addresses some of the most pressing concerns of investors. It will enhance the Foreign Investment Agency’s (FIA) and the Ministry of Planning and Investment's (MPI) ability to select categories to target, to understand the priority decision criteria of the targeted investorcategories, and to craft strategies, service offerings and policy advice accordingly. 


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