Developing and transition economies attain a new record share of global FDI inflows
Trade and Development Board discusses how developing countries can climb value chains
UNCTAD urges fresh approaches to investment policymaking
A new international investment agreements (IIAs) issues note produced by UNCTAD offers suggestions on investment policy that are designed to foster inclusive growth and sustainable development.
International investment policymaking is in transition
UNCTAD's fourth IIA Issues Note for this year looks at treaty termination rules in bilateral investment treaties (BITs). It finds that 1,300 BITs will have reached their "anytime termination stage" by the end of this year.
Ninth UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures released
The report finds that G20 members have continued to honour their pledge not to introduce new restrictive policies for international investment. However, it cautions policymakers that foreign direct investment (FDI) may not only be limited through formal policy changes, but also through individual administrative decisions and informal public signals that are beyond the scope of the report.