Industrial policy as the key driver of investment policy practice

More than 80 per cent of investment policy measures recorded since 2010 are directed at the industrial system (manufacturing, complementary services and industrial infrastructure) and about h…

Challenges arising from the interaction between IIAs and the national legal framework for investment

Although national and international investment policymaking is structurally distinct in the ways outlined above, there are instances where the two dimensions interact. Such interaction gives…

Improving investment policy coherence and synergies

After improving the approach to new treaties and modernizing existing treaties, the last step in the reform process  is to ensure coherence with national investment policies and with other bo…

Investment incentives remain an important promotion tool

Some countries introduced fiscal and financial incentives to attract foreign investment. The Republic of Korea restructured tax incentives for foreign companies engaged in hightech businesse…

Overall prospects assessment

The fragile growth of FDI flows expected for 2018 reflects an upswing in the global economy, strong aggregate demand, an acceleration in world trade and strong MNE profits (total profits, whi…

INVESTMENT AND NEW INDUSTRIAL POLICY

Industrial policies have become ubiquitous. UNCTAD’s global survey of industrial policies shows that, over the past 10 years, at least 101 economies across the developed and developing w…
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