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.
How the UN helped Benin become the world’s fastest place to start a business on a mobile phone
By Ian Richards, Economist, UNCTAD
New Asian trade bloc could help boost post-pandemic investment
New system boosts ease of doing business in Iraq
A new online single window system for business registration in Iraq is supporting an entrepreneurial environment during COVID-19.
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.
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.