Investment and Enterprise

The Division is recognized as a global centre of excellence on issues related to investment and enterprise for sustainable development.

Built on several decades of successful experience, its staff provide international expertise in research and policy analysis, inter-governmental consensus-building, and technical assistance to over 150 countries.

Its flagship product is the annual World Investment Report and its main global stakeholder event is the biennial World Investment Forum.

The Division maintains an interactive World Investment Network of over 9,000 members to disseminate and promote its work on investment and enterprise.



08 March 2020Coronavirus could shrink global FDI by 5% to 15%
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18 February 2020Barbados unveils one-stop investment guide
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17 February 2020World leaders, top CEOs to make global push for sustainable investment
20 January 2020Global investment flows flat in 2019, moderate increase expected in 2020
04 December 2019Côte d'Ivoire banks on reforms to improve investment climate
03 December 2019Special Investment Policy Monitor indicates that cases where governments rejected foreign investment for national security reason have gained prominence
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22 November 2019Tool equips companies to report contributions to the global goals
21 November 2019Twenty-second UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures released
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12 November 2019Chad can unlock more investments by diversifying its economy
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12 November 2019Armenia can aim for several "billion-dollar" export activities by attracting more investment
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 Documents and Publications

Global Investment Trend Monitor, No. 33 (UNCTAD/DIAE/IA/INF/2020/1)
2019 Impact Stories (UNCTAD/DIAE/2019/INF.1)
Investment Policy Monitor No. 22 (UNCTAD/DIAE/PCB/INF/2019/8)
Global Investment Trend Monitor, No. 32 (UNCTAD/DIAE/IA/INF/2019/2)
Investment Policy Monitor No. 21 (UNCTAD/DIAE/PCB/INF/2019/2)
Global Investment Trend Monitor, No. 31 (UNCTAD/DIAE/IA/INF/2019/1)
Investment Policy Monitor No. 20 (UNCTAD/DIAE/PCB/2018/5)
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