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17th Investment Policy Monitor Out Now

The Monitor finds that 33 countries took 49 investment policy measures between October 2016 and February 2017. Most of them improved

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New reports on the implementation of IPRs

Find the Reports on the Implementation of the IPRs of Benin, Botswana and the Dominican Republic on the Investment Policy Hub.

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UNCTAD presents review of policy practices in investment facilitation

The review of investment facilitation measures finds that such measures are rarely found in national and international investment policies

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ITN Review of UNCTAD's 2016 High-level IIA Conference, by James Zhan and Diana Rosert

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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. Despite their importance, they have so far received relatively little attention

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Sixteenth UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures released

The joint Report indicates that, overall, G20 Members have refrained from raising new barriers to investment as reiterated in their commitment at the Hangzhou summit.

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16th Investment Policy Monitor Out Now

Keep up with the newest developments in investment policymaking – 6 new IIAs and 53 new national policy measures in the past five and a half months.

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UNCTAD's Road Map for IIA Reform of Investment Dispute Settlement

An article by Joerg Weber and Catharine Titi, highlights two policy options for improved investment dispute settlement

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UNCTAD updates its Global Action Menu for Investment Facilitation

The Action Menu is widely welcomed, strongly supported by the investment-development community, and endorsed by policymakers worldwide.

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ASEAN Investment Report 2016: Foreign Direct Investment and MSME Linkages

The “ASEAN Investment Report 2016: Foreign Direct Investment and MSME Linkages” was launched at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2016 in Vientiane.

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Global foreign direct investment reached its highest level since 2008

The UNCTAD World Investment Report 2016 says that the global recovery in foreign direct investment was strong in 2015, with flows jumping by 38%.

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15th Investment Policy Monitor Now Released

Keep up with the newest developments in investment policy-making - 10 new IIAs and 41 new national policy measures in the past 5 months.

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Fourteenth UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures released

The report indicates that G20 members have refrained from raising new barriers to investment as reiterated in their commitment at the Brisbane summit in 2014. Almost all of the

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14th UNCTAD Investment Policy Monitor Released

The Monitor finds that twenty-five countries took forty-one investment policy measures in the review period (June 2015–September 2015). The share of liberalization and promotion...

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UNCTAD Framework for New Generation of Investment Policies

The newly updated and expanded Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development, which was officially launched at the Financing for Development Conference...

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UNCTAD Launches its World Investment Report 2015

This year’s World Investment Report, the 25th in the series, aims to inform global debates on the future of the international policy environment for cross-border investment.

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13th UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures Released

Investment policy measures introduced by G-20 members between mid-October 2014 and mid-May 2015 tended to enhance openness for international investment, the joint ...

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FDI: a Source of Development Financing for Poorest Economies

Over the past decade, foreign direct investment (FDI), in terms of stock, tripled in least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS),...

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UNCTAD's Latest Report on Global Investment Trends is Now Available

Countries in developing Asia have, for the first time, collectively invested more money abroad than countries in the North American and European regions. Hong Kong (China)...

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UNCTAD Released its Annual Issues Note on Latest Developments in ISDS

Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) is a highly controversial issue, with a number of countries currently reassessing their positions. To inform and facilitate this ...

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UNCTAD Releases its Annual Issues Note on IIAs and ISDS Trends

This UNCTAD IIA Issues Note reviews recent trends in international investment agreements (IIAs) as well as investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) cases, providing...

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UNCTAD Releases Its 18th Global Investment Trends Monitor

In 2014, global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows declined by 8% to an estimated US$1.26 trillion, due to fragility of the global economy, policy uncertainty...

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UNCTAD Releases the 13th Investment Policy Monitor

The Monitor finds that 33 countries or economies took 45 investment policy measures in the review period. The share of liberalization and promotion measures reached 82%...

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Twelfth UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures Released

Investment policy measures introduced by G-20 members between mid-May and mid-October 2014 tended to enhance openness and transparency for...

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UNCTAD Released the Global Investment Trend Monitor n. 17

As their smallness impedes the minimum efficient scale of production, the structural characteristics of the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) limit FDI options. The remoteness

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