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Small island developing states need urgent support to avoid debt defaults
12 Apr 2021
By Rachid Bouhia, Economist, UNCTAD, and Emily Wilkinson, Researcher, ODI
Global foreign direct investment fell by 42% in 2020, outlook remains weak
24 Jan 2021
UNCTAD says uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic’s evolution and the global investment policy environment will continue to affect FDI flows in 2021. For developing countries, the prospects for 2021 are a major concern.
How investment policies are responding to COVID-19
4 May 2020
A special issue of UNCTAD's Investment Policy Monitor presents the latest developments in national and international investment policies in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 is a matter of life and debt, global deal needed
23 Apr 2020
The coronavirus pandemic hits developing countries at a time when they have already been struggling with unsustainable debt burdens for many years, as well as with rising health needs. UNCTAD calls for $1 trillion in debt relief.
Global investment flows flat in 2019, moderate increase expected in 2020
20 Jan 2020
Foreign direct investment fell slightly from US$1.41 trillion in 2018 to $1.39 trillion in 2019. Flows to developed countries decreased by 6%, while those to developing economies were unchanged.
Special Investment Policy Monitor indicates that cases where governments rejected foreign investment for national security reason have gained prominence
3 Dec 2019
Distinct FDI screening procedures for national security purposes have become an important investment policy tool in recent years, particularly in developed and emerging economies, reflecting rising political concerns in this area.
Global competition for investment prompts a surge in special economic zones
12 Jun 2019
More than 1,000 zones were created in the last five years, and at least 500 more are in the pipeline for the coming years.
Foreign direct investment to Africa defies global slump, rises 11%
12 Jun 2019
Continent-wide trade agreement bodes well for future investment in Africa and burgeoning special economic zones further buttress prospects.
Investment flows to structurally weak economies remain fragile
12 Jun 2019
Least developed countries recover, led by Asia, while small island developing states contract again as flows to Caribbean and African islands flounder.