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Investment Policy Monitor



UNCTAD has been collecting information on changes in national foreign direct investment (FDI) policies on an annual basis since 1992. This collection has provided input to the analysis of global and regional investment policy trends in the World Investment Report, the quarterly Investment Policy Monitor (since 2009) and the UNCTAD-OECD Reports on G20 Measures.

In 2011, to further strengthen the quality of reporting, UNCTAD revised the methodology of monitoring investment policy measures. and revised the measures going back to 2000 accordingly.

The Investment Policy Monitor provides the international investment community with country-specific, up-to-date information about the latest developments in foreign investment policies.

Through its monitoring of investment policy changes, UNCTAD offers cutting-edge and innovative contributions to investment policy discourse, and contributes to preparing the ground for future policymaking in the interest of making foreign investment work for growth and development.

Note: the policy measures are identified through a systematic review of government and business intelligence sources. Measures are verified, to the fullest extent possible, by referencing government sources. The compilation of measures is not exhaustive.

Disclaimer: the boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

Number of policy measures per economy (since Jan 01, 2010)
1 64

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Investment Policy  Measures

There are a total of 727 results

Jan 01, 2010
JordanTax breaks to the ICT sector

In July 2010 the Cabinet exempted from income tax exported ICT services, including computer services, as well as economic feasibility studies and services related to legal, engineering and audit consultation. Companies providing broadband ...

Jan 01, 2010
IndonesiaAdministrative reform programme

The Investment Coordinating Board of Indonesia is taking over the issuance of permits and licenses from 15 other Government departments to simplify and speed up bureaucratic procedures. The time needed for these bureaucratic procedures ...

Jan 01, 2010
IndonesiaIntroduces FDI liberalizations

The new Presidential regulation liberalized several industries including the cyclamate and saccharine industries, the construction industry, film and health service sectors and electricity generation sector.

Jan 01, 2010
LibyaAdopts investment pormotion law

Libya Arab Jamahiriya adopted Law No. 9 of 2010 relating to Encouragement of Investment in January 2010, which, inter alia, encourages domestic and foreign investment projects in accordance with national development strategies. ...

Jan 01, 2010
MontenegroAmendment of the Corporate Profit Tax Law

The last changes in the Corporate Profit Tax Law, effective from 1 January 2010, are related to abolition of some tax incentives and to the taxation of 100 percent capital gain instead of 50 percent.

Latest Publications

Publication article
Dec 05, 2017

Investment Policy Monitor No. 18

The Monitor finds that 38 countries took 60 investment policy measures between May and October 2017. The share of liberalisation, promotion and facilitation measures reached 78 per cent - broadly in line with the average in recent years. Developing countries especially in Asia and Africa took the lead in adopting these policies.

Publication article
Nov 09, 2017

Eighteenth Report on G20 Investment Measures

The joint UNCTAD-OECD Report indicates that policy measures taken by G20 Members were mostly geared towards greater openness for foreign investment.