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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 897 results

Apr 13, 2010
PeruAlters conditions of private investment in ports

A Decree presented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications in April has altered the conditions for the private sector to participate in the modernisation of port infrastructure. The Decree, which was issued on April 13th, established ...

Apr 10, 2010
IndiaModification of pricing guidelines for the sale of shares

The Reserve Bank of India modified the pricing guidelines for the sale of shares, preference shares and convertible debentures by non-residents to non-resident investors. For the sale of listed shares, the change sets minimum prices ...

Apr 07, 2010
OmanIntroduces regulations on Al Mazyounah free-trade zone

Promoting Oman's free-trade zone Al Mazyouna on the border with Yemen, the Minister of Commerce and Industry signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Golden Hala Trading and Contracting to develop the zone's infrastructure and issued ...

Apr 01, 2010
NigeriaAdopts Oil and Gas Industry Development Bill 2010

In April 2010 Nigeria adopted the Oil and Gas Industry Development Act which, inter alia, creates the Nigerian Content Development Agency and ensures that 70 percent of Nigeria's oil and gas production is done locally by 2010.The Act ...

Apr 01, 2010
IndiaAllowing Indian companies' participation in international consortium of building and maintaining submarine cable systems

The Reserve Bank of India allowed Indian companies to participate in a consortium with international operators to construct and maintain submarine cable systems on a co-ownership basis under the automatic route.

Latest Publications

Publication article
Dec 07, 2018

Investment Policy Monitor No. 20

The new Monitor finds that 29 countries took 49 investment policy measures from May to October 2018. The ratio of new investment restrictions and regulations stood at 30 percent over the first ten months of 2018, which is the highest figure since 2010.

Publication article
Nov 22, 2018

Twentieth Report on G20 Investment Measures

The joint UNCTAD-OECD Report indicates that investment policy measures taken by G20 Members show a mixed picture. While some point towards greater openness for foreign investment and the easing of conditions for international capital flows, especially where enterprise investment is concerned, others introduce new investment restrictions.