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Investment Policy Monitor

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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 60

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Investment Policy  Measures

There are a total of 698 results

Jan 01, 2010
EgyptPassed public-private partnership law

Egypt passed the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Law 67/2010, which targets key areas of the country's infrastructure, such as agriculture and irrigation, education, industrial development, roads and transport, and water and sanitation. ...

Jan 01, 2010
FranceNew transfer pricing documentation requirements

The Finance Act for 2009 introduces new French transfer pricing documentation requirements concerning large corporations located in France (i.e. annual turnover or amount of gross assets exceeding € 400 million). In respect with this ...

Jan 01, 2010
GambiaAdopted Investment and Export Promotion Agency Act

The Act establishes an Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA), and provides inter alia guidance on investment, priority sectors, investors guarantees and eligibility criteria for investment incentives. The new law also provides ...

Latest Publications

Publication article
Mar 16, 2017

Investment Policy Monitor No. 17

The Investment Policy Monitor finds that thirty three countries took 49 investment policy measures in the review period (October 2016 – February 2017).

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Publication article
Nov 22, 2016

Investment Laws: A Widespread Tool for the Promotion and Regulation of Foreign Investment

For many countries investments laws are a core policy tool to promote and regulate investment. Together with international investment agreements (IIAs), they constitute the basic legal framework for cross-border investment in many countries. Often, these laws and IIAs contain similar provisions.

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