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General information

The UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office in Bahrain was inaugurated on 22nd April 1996. Its mandate is to mobilize resources (finance, technology, know-how, managerial) from Bahrain and the Arab region to developing countries and economies in transition. In parallel, ITPO Bahrain has also developed the EDIP (Entrepreneurship Development and Investment Promotion) Programme, which aims at stimulating the emergence of new and growth of existing enterprises that produce goods and services for trade, provide employment and income for people, and thereby contribute to poverty alleviation and overall economic growth.


  • Through the implementation of EDIP, develop domestic investment and attract foreign direct investment
  • Provide assistance to entrepreneurs through collective preparation and empowerment, counseling and technology tie-ups/development of full-fledged joint ventures, business plan preparation and financial linkages
  • Source financial support and linkages for SMEs through the various financial schemes available in Bahrain and the region
  • Promote investment and technology transfer through the ITPO Network
  • Assist existing enterprises in upgrading/growth by assessing their needs and defining the appropriate interventions through counseling and business advice in order to create a sound basis for the attraction of foreign direct investments

Local partners

  • Bahrain Ministry of Finance & National Economy
  • Kuwait Finance House
  • Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI)
  • Tamkeen (Labor Fund)
  • Ministry of Industry Commerce & Tourism (MOICT)
  • Ministry of Education (MOE)
  • Economic Development Board (EDB)
  • University of Bahrain
  • Polytechnic University
  • Bahrain Development
  • Bank Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH)
  • Supreme Council for Women
  • Supreme Council of Environment
  • Kingdom University Bahrain Centre for Strategic,
  • International and Energy Studies (Derasat)

International partners

  • Islamic Development Bank
  • Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  • World Business Angel Forum (WBAF)
  • Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)
  • Union of Arab Chambers
  • Union of Arab Banks
  • Global Manufacturing & Industrialization Summit (GMIS)
  • Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF)
  • Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)
  • Arab Academy for Science, Technology, Maritime Support – Center of Entrepreneurship
  • Creative Business Network
  • Franchise Association Middle East (FAME)
  • Shenzhen Youth Federation
  • Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)


ITPO Bahrain
Bahrain Financial Tower, 23rd Floor, Harbor Tower – West
Building 1459, Road 4626
Manama, Bahrain

Telephone: +973 17536881
FAX: +973 17536883

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