The World Investment 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.
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Analysis of the trends in FDI during the previous year, with especial emphasis on the development implications.
Ranking of the largest transnational corporations in the world.
In-depth analysis of a selected topic related to FDI.
Policy analysis and recommendations.
Statistical annex with data on FDI flows and stocks at the country level.
Foreign direct investment in Latin America plunges by 45% amid pandemic
The region suffered the sharpest decline in foreign investment flows to developing countries in 2020.
Investment flows to developing Asia defy COVID-19, grow by 4%
Developing Asia is the only region that recorded growth in foreign investment in 2020, accounting for more than half of global inward and outward flows.
COVID-19 hits foreign investment in transition economies harder than other regions
Despite recovery efforts, a return to pre-pandemic levels of inward foreign direct investment is unlikely in the coming years.
Foreign investment flows to structurally weak economies remain fragile in 2020
Foreign direct investment remains stable in least developed countries, but contracts severely in landlocked developing nations and small island developing states.
Country Fact Sheets
These Country Fact Sheets contain the most relevant indicators about FDI in a country. Each sheet contains the most recent data on FDI flows and stocks, mergers and acquisitions, largest TNCs and regulatory changes.