UNCTAD-AIB Award for Research on Investment and Development

06 - 09 July 2022
Miami, Florida
, United States of America

The UNCTAD Division of Investment and Enterprise (DIAE) and the Academy of International Business (AIB) have jointly established an award for the best young academic research work on international investment and development. The award is intended for PhD students or early career researchers with no more than five years of full-time work experience.

UNCTAD and AIB invite contributions that provide state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of the activities conducted by, and the development impact of, multinational enterprises and other international investors, considering economic, institutional, social, environmental or cultural aspects. Contributions should draw clear policy conclusions from the research findings.

Reflecting the core value propositions of UNCTAD’s research mandate, the winning papers should meet the following criteria:

  1. Original and innovative research;
  2. Topical issues with a discussion of policy implications;
  3. Focus on development (i.e., how to ensure that international investment and multinational enterprises contribute to sustainable development).

The paper must not have been previously published. Co-authorship is permitted provided all authors meet the stated conditions.

Submissions must be sent to by 31 March 2022.

More detailed information about the award can be found here.


Academy of International Business (AIB)

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James Zhan
Director, Division of Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD

Amelia U. Santos-Paulino
Chief, Investment Research Section
Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD

Tunga Kiyak
Executive Director, Academy of International Business (AIB)