World Investment Report

WIR ReaderThe World Investment Report focuses on trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) worldwide, at the regional and country levels and emerging measures to improve its contribution to development. Click on the "Reports" tab below to download a free copy of this report. Overviews of the report are also available in all official UN languages.

Every issue of the Report has:
  • Analysis of the trends in FDI during the previous year, with especial emphasis on the development implications.
  • Ranking of the largest transnational corporations in the world.
  • In-depth analysis of a selected topic related to FDI.
  • Policy analysis and recommendations.
  • Statistical annex with data on FDI flows and stocks for 196 economies.




WIR 2017
07 June 2017Digital radically changes global investment patterns, says World Investment Report 2017
WIR 2016
21 June 2016Global foreign direct investment reached its highest level since 2008
WIR 2015
24 June 2015World Investment Report 2015: Reforming International Investment Governance
02 July 2014World Investment Report 2014 launched around the world; findings point to FDI recovery
WIR 2013
03 July 2013Secretary-General strikes note of caution at London launch of World Investment Report
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World Investment Report 2014 - Overview (UNCTAD/WIR/2014(Overview))
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World Investment Report 2013 - Overview (UNCTAD/WIR/2013(Overview))
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World Investment Report 2012 (Overview) (UNCTAD/WIR/2012(Overview))
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