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 19,000 members to disseminate and promote its work on investment and enterprise.


 Documents and Publications

Investment Policy Monitor No. 23 (UNCTAD/DIAE/PCB/INF/2020/1)
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)
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29 June 2020G20 countries respond to COVID-19 with investment reforms
16 June 2020Global foreign direct investment projected to plunge 40% in 2020
16 June 2020Investment flows in Africa set to drop 25% to 40% in 2020
16 June 2020Investment flows to developing countries in Asia could fall up to 45% in 2020
16 June 2020Foreign investment in Latin America expected to halve in 2020
27 May 2020COVID-19 heightens need for pharmaceutical production in poor countries
27 May 2020Ten actions to boost low and middle-income countries’ productive capacity for medicines
04 May 2020How investment policies are responding to COVID-19
Investment Policy Monitor
03 April 2020Countries launch investment policies to counter COVID-19
26 March 2020Coronavirus could cut global investment by 40%, new estimates show
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
Global goals
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
IPA awards 2019
11 November 2019China, South Africa and Sri Lanka win sustainable investment awards
ISAR 2019
31 October 2019More companies urged to report how they help meet SDGs
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23 September 2019Call for photos on entrepreneurship by migrants, refugees
25 June 2019Twenty-first UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures documents increase in foreign investment screening
Goal 8
19 June 2019Scale up businesses that positively impact society, experts say
FFD 2019
17 April 2019UN announces new CEO alliance to fund sustainability
Investment Policy Monitor
28 March 2019Investment Policy Monitor, March issue released
07 March 2019Lebanon moves on investment climate reforms
21 January 2019Global foreign investment flows dip to lowest levels in a decade
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20 December 2018Ethiopia launches online investment guide to stimulate FDI
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