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World Investment Report

World Investment Report 2022

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.


G20 investment measures

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.


Data and resources on sustainable finance

Global Sustainable Finance Observatory

The Global Sustainable Finance Observatory is dedicated to promoting the full and effective integration of sustainable development into the global financial ecosystem by engaging all stakeholders along the investment value chain, including institutional investors, stock exchanges, standard-setters, and regulators to bring more credibility, consistency and transparency to the market.