Foreign direct investment (FDI) is evolving with respect to its sources as well as its recipients. A prime concern for policymakers is how to maximize development benefits and meet the challenges emanating from a new landscape of FDI. UNCTAD´s Commission on Investment, Technology and Related Financial Issues meets to address these issues.
The twelfth session of the Commission on Investment, Technology and Related Financial Issues will be held 12 and 13 February 2008.
On 12 February, the Commission will organize a panel discussion on the theme of Financing for Development, with particular reference to FDI in infrastructure, to assess the importance and effectiveness of FDI for the development of infrastructure in developing countries.
The Commission will also discuss the outcome of two expert meetings that took place in 2007: the first addressed the development implications of international investment rulemaking; the second addressed best practices for creating an environment conducive to maximizing development benefits, economic growth and investment in developing countries.
In addition, delegates will assess the progress in the implementation of the recommendations adopted by the Commission at its eleventh session, as well as the work of the Commission since UNCTAD XI in 2004. The two-day session will conclude by adopting its report to the Trade and Development Board.