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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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Apr 13, 2017
IndiaAllows 'outbound' mergers

On 13 April 2017, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs notified the 'Companies (Compromises, Arrangements and Amalgamations) Amendment Rules, 2017', allowing an Indian company to merge with a foreign company abroad. Previously, it was ...

Apr 11, 2017
GreeceGreece transfers 14 regional airports to a German consortium

On 11 April 2017 the Greek Agency of Privatization has announced that the management of 14 regional airports will be transferred to the German consortium Fraport AG-Slentel Ltd. The value of the deal is estimated at EUR 1,2 billion. ...

Apr 10, 2017
MyanmarIssues lists on promoted sectors and restricted investment activities

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) issued the list of Promoted Sectors (Notification No. 13/2017) on 1 April 2017 and the list of Restricted Investment Activities (Notification No. 15/2017) on 10 April 2017. According to the ...

Apr 10, 2017
Lao People's Democratic RepublicPromulgates a newly-amended law on Investment Promotion

Lao PDR has recently promulgated a new Investment Promotion Law, strengthening incentives to attract investment in promoted industries and hardship areas. The law passed the National Assembly in November 2016. According to the law, ...

Apr 04, 2017
UkraineEases temporary foreign exchange restrictions

On 4 April 2017, the National Bank of Ukraine approved Resolution No. 30 "On Amendments to NBU Board Resolution No. 410 of 13 December 2016". The resolution reduces the requirement for the mandatory sale of companies' foreign currency ...

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.