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World Investment Report 2020

International Production Beyond the Pandemic

  • Author: UNCTAD, DIAE
  • Publication date: August 2020
  • Page count: 264
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 20.II.D.23

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ISBN: 9789211129854
ISBN: 9789210051446

About the product

This report looks at the prospects for foreign direct investment and international production during and beyond the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. It not only projects the immediate impact of the crisis on investment flows, but also assesses how it could affect a long-term structural transformation of international production. It reviews the evolution of international production networks over the past three decades and examines the configuration of these networks today. It then projects likely course changes for the next decade due to the combined effects of the pandemic and pre-existing megatrends, including the new industrial revolution, the sustainability imperative and the retreat of laissez faire policies.