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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 74

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Investment Policy  Measures

There are a total of 930 results

Jan 01, 2010
IndonesiaIntroduces FDI liberalizations

The new Presidential regulation liberalized several industries including the cyclamate and saccharine industries, the construction industry, film and health service sectors and electricity generation sector.

Jan 01, 2010
LibyaAdopts investment pormotion law

Libya Arab Jamahiriya adopted Law No. 9 of 2010 relating to Encouragement of Investment in January 2010, which, inter alia, encourages domestic and foreign investment projects in accordance with national development strategies. ...

Jan 01, 2010
MontenegroAmendment of the Corporate Profit Tax Law

The last changes in the Corporate Profit Tax Law, effective from 1 January 2010, are related to abolition of some tax incentives and to the taxation of 100 percent capital gain instead of 50 percent.

Jan 01, 2010
MadagascarIntroduces foreign exchange measures

Madagascar introduced a foreign exchange measure in 2010, which inter alia, removes restriction over the movement of currency in and out of the country and requires a declaration of transfer to be submitted to the authorities or authorized ...

Jan 01, 2010
IndonesiaForeign ownership restrictions in horticulture

Foreign firms in horticulture will be limited at 30 percent ownership. Firms that currently have more than 30 percent will be required to divest to that level.

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.