Established in 1995 as part of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA’s) mandate to enhance Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in developing regions, the Investment Promotion Network (IPAnet) is the leading international investment-specific portal Web site providing free access to online foreign investment and privatization resources.

IPAnet provides an extensive searchable database of over 12,000 Web-based documents which include research on economies and product markets, investment-related laws and treaties, as well as specific investment opportunities. This database of documents, catalogued by country, sector and topic, are obtained primarily from the World Bank Group, investment promotion agencies and privatization agencies. The IPAnet business directories comprise contact information for over 30,000 organizations and individuals involved in foreign investment. The online service also provides links to a large number of other investment highlights and particulars, including links to its subsidiary websites – PrivatizationLink and PrivatizationLink-Russia.

IPAnet has approximately 19,000 registered users and receives approximately 50,000 visitors per month.

MIGA actively engages with other organizations, including investment promotion and privatization agencies, leading private sector and government-based information providers to source new data and perspectives on FDI in emerging regions.