Investment promotion agencies from Estonia, India and Rwanda receive UN awards for excellence in their COVID-19 responses
The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency wins special recognition for mainstreaming gender in investment promotion.
New Asian trade bloc could help boost post-pandemic investment
Global foreign direct investment falls 49% in first half of 2020
The biggest drops occurred in developed countries, cutting across all major forms of foreign direct investment.
New portal tracks trade’s contribution to sustainable development
Sustainable public procurement can help us build back better after COVID-19
Written by Santiago Fernandez De Cordoba and Ralf Peters, UNCTAD Economists
The big reset: Learning from Covid-19 to fast track the SDGs
Following his speech to the UN High Level Parliamentary Forum on 15 July, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi answers questions on how lessons from the fight against to curb the pandemic could help speed up progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Global foreign direct investment projected to plunge 40% in 2020
COVID-19 causes steep drop in investment flows, hitting developing countries hardest. Recovery is not expected before 2022, says new UNCTAD report.
COVID-19 will likely transform global production, says UN report
Foreign investment in Latin America expected to halve in 2020
COVID-19 shock sends ripples across sectors, with commodities, tourism and transportation among the most severely hit, new UNCTAD report reveals.