We help countries attract foreign direct investment into areas where needs are greatest, to ensure prosperity for all.
Governments take measures to protect health-related industries to prevent acquisitions where companies suffer from temporary financial stress.
World Investment Report
The Report focuses on trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) worldwide, at the regional and country levels and emerging measures to improve its contribution to development.
It also provides analysis on global value chains and the operations of multinational enterprises, with special attention to their development implications.
Overviews of the report are also available in all official UN languages.
Transnational Corporations Journal
Transnational Corporations is a longstanding policy-oriented refereed research journal on issues related to investment, multinational enterprises and development.
It is an official journal of the United Nations, managed by UNCTAD.
As such it has a global reach, a strong development policy imprint, and high potential for impact beyond the scholarly community.
Report on G20 investment measures
The leaders of the G20, which comprises the world’s largest economies, are firmly committed to open trade and investment and to resisting protectionism in all its forms.
They have mandated WTO, OECD and UNCTAD – the leading international organisations in the area of international trade and investment policies – to monitor policy developments and report publicly on these commitments.