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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)
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Investment Policy  Measures

There are a total of 806 results

Dec 30, 2010
IndonesiaTax incentive for new investments in "pioneer" industries

On 30 December 2010 the Government issued regulation No. 94/2010, providing incentives for new investments in "pioneer" industries, including reduction of corporate income tax. The term "pioneer” refers to activities involving high-value ...

Dec 20, 2010
IndonesiaNew regulation on guarantees by Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund

The Government of Indonesia issued regulations relating to the granting of infrastructure guarantees by PT Penjaminan Infrastruktur Indonesia (Persero, "Indonesia Infrastructure Guarantee Fund" or "IIGF"). The law aims to improve ...

Dec 01, 2010
MauritiusReorganizes investment promotion

In December 2010 Government of Mauritius set up a committee to coordinate investment promotion efforts and work with the trade counsellors. It will be coordinated by the Board of Investment, comprising the relevant ministries, the ...

Dec 01, 2010
MauritiusMauritius Securities Acquisition Regulations 2010 adopted

The Mauritius Government adopted a Decision which, inter alia, sets up a committee coordinated by the Board of Investment and comprising the relevant ministries, the Tourism Promotion Authority and Enterprise Mauritius, to coordinate ...

Nov 27, 2010
Russian FederationAdopts privatization programme for 2011-2013

On 27 November 2010, the Government adopted Decision No. 2102-r which contains the privatization programme for 2011-2013. Over the three years, the Government plans to offer for sale stakes in more than 1,000 enterprises. Of those, ...

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.