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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development´s Investment Policy Reviews provide an objective evaluation of the country´s legal, regulatory and institutional framework for FDI to attract increased foreign and direct investment, as well as how to maximize the benefits from it. The review includes FDI entry and establishment, treatment and protection of investment, taxation, the business environment and sectoral regulations. The strategic analysis is tailored to country needs. Recommendations are concrete and action-oriented.

INVEST POLICY REV NEPAL

Report on the Implementation of the Investment Policy Review - Nepal

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
8 Apr 2020
The IPR of Nepal, completed in 2003, analyzed the legal, regulatory and institutional framework for investment in the country. It examined how to increase the contribution of investment, including foreign direct investment, to the economy and made concrete recommendations on how to achieve such o...
INVEST POLICY REV ANGOLA

Investment Policy Review - Angola

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
16 Jan 2020
FDI in Angola has been highly volatile and concentrated in the extractive sector. Initiatives to improve investment attractiveness are hampered by various challenges affecting the policy environment. The IPR provides action-oriented recommendations to create an environment conducive to investment...
INVEST POLICY REV ARMENIA

Investment Policy Review - Armenia

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
12 Mar 2020
The Investment Policy Review of Armenia makes concrete policy recommendations on how Armenia can improve its investment climate, attract higher inflows of foreign direct investment and derive more benefits from them.
INVEST POLICY REV UZBEKISTAN

Investment Policy Review - Uzbekistan

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
19 Apr 1999
Since its independence in 1991, Uzbekistan has made careful progress in the transition from a centrally-planned to a market economy. Recognizing that foreign direct investment (FDI) can contribute to Uzbekistan’s growth and development, and also ease the country’s transition to a market-based eco...
INVEST POLICY REV TAJIKISTAN

Investment Policy Review - Tajikistan

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
28 Nov 2016
More than a decade of high economic growth has contributed to poverty reduction in Tajikistan. Following independence, the country suffered significant economic losses and social costs, which were compounded by the consequences of the civil war that ended in 1997. Since that time, peace and polit...
INVEST POLICY REV SUDAN

Investment Policy Review - The Sudan

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
28 Feb 2015
Sudan has a significant but largely unexploited potential to attract foreign investors, notably due to ongoing internal conflicts. The country is also facing the consequences of the secession of South Sudan, in particular the loss of the bulk of its oil reserve. In this context, reassuring and re...
INVEST POLICY REV REP OF MOLDOVA

Investment Policy Review - Republic of Moldova

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
9 Jan 2013
Following independence in 1991, the Republic of Moldova experienced one of the largest and longest-lasting losses of productive capacity among transition economies. The crisis, associated with a severe decline in manufacturing and agricultural activities, lasted throughout the 1990s and spurred a...
INVEST POLICY REV MONGOLIA

Investment Policy Review - Mongolia

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
21 Jun 2013
Mongolia is a resource-rich country with formidable growth prospects. Having adopted a democratic system and a market economy, the country is today at a turning point, as the discovery of huge mineral resources could pave the way to rapid economic and social development. While many of the buildin...
INVEST POLICY REV KYRGYZSTAN

Investment Policy Review - Kyrgyzstan

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
2 Aug 2016
Kyrgyzstan has substantial untapped economic growth and sustainable development opportunities. Strategically located at the crossroads between Europe and Asia, on the ancient Silk Road, this landlocked mountainous country is an established trading center and has the potential to become a regional...
INVEST POLICY REV ETHIOPIA

Investment Policy Review - Ethiopia

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
10 Jul 2002
With the signing of the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea in December 2000, effectively ending the two-year conflict between the neighboring countries, there is a renewed hope that Ethiopia will regain the economic growth momentum that it experienced in the post 1992 liberalization per...
INVEST POLICY REV BOSNIA

Investment Policy Review - Bosnia and Herzegovina

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
18 Jul 2015
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a transitional economy striving towards European integration. Soon after independence from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992, Bosnia and Herzegovina plunged into a conflict which came to an end with the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995. Sinc...
INVEST POLICY REV BANGLADESH

Investment Policy Review - Bangladesh

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
6 Jul 2013
The Investment Policy Review of Bangladesh, prepared by UNCTAD at the request of the Government, identifies the issues that should be addressed if foreign direct investment (FDI) is to play a larger role in the country’s development. The IPR concentrates on the analysis of the regulatory and lega...
INVEST POLICY REV MOZAMBIQUE

Investment Policy Review

Mozambique

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
19 Feb 2013
The Investment Policy Review recommends that the Government of Mozambique widen the scope of its investment promotion efforts and further improve its regulatory framework in order foster economic activity, job creation and sustainable development. It encourages the authorities to look beyond mega...
INVEST POLICY REV MACEDONIA

Investment Policy Review - The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
28 Feb 2013
The IPR of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia analyzes FDI trends and their impact on the host economy, provides a detailed evaluation of the legal and regulatory framework for investment, including concrete recommendations to improve it, and presents an overall strategy to attract investm...
INVEST POLICY REV GUATEMALA

Investment Policy Review - Guatemala

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
29 Jun 2011
Guatemala is one of the countries in Latin America with the longest foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction record. This Report reviews the different policies that bear an impact on FDI in Guatemala, with a view to recommending concrete policy actions to improve the country’s attractiveness an...
INVEST POLICY REV SALVADOR

Investment Policy Review - El Salvador

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
19 Oct 2010
El Salvador made a firm strategic choice to develop as an open market economy decades ago, and it has long adopted an open attitude towards FDI. A large number of reforms have been implemented in the past decades that reflect this choice: regional economic integration has been fostered and crucia...
INVEST POLICY REV SIERRA LEONE

Investment Policy Review - Sierra Leone

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
12 Aug 2010
Sierra Leone has important investment opportunities and growth potential in various sectors of the economy. The country continues however to bear the impact of the civil war 2002, including in terms of weak economic performance, human capital shortages, deficient infrastructure network and poor i...
INVEST POLICY REV REP OF BELARUS

Investment Policy Review - Republic of Belarus

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
14 Nov 2009
After independence in 1991, Belarus chose to maintain a centrally-planned economy with limited forays into privatization. The foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction performance of Belarus was negatively affected. However, since 2007, the authorities have embarked upon a vast reform programme ...
INVEST POLICY REV VIET NAM

Investment Policy Review - Viet Nam

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
2 Feb 2009
Viet Nam is a relative newcomer to the world of foreign direct investments (FDI). It opened to foreign investors in the late 1980s under the Doi Moi policy of renovation and economic reforms. While FDI inflows have been notable so far, the country has considerable potential to attract significant...
INVEST POLICY REV NIGERIA

Investment Policy Review - Nigeria

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
16 Jun 2009
Nigeria is well known as a major oil producer. However, oil wealth has not been converted unto a comparable improvement in living standards, due to decades of economic mismanagement. The report provides an overview of foreign direct investment (FDI) trends and performance; analyses the investment...
INVEST POLICY REV DOMINICAN REP

Investment Policy Review - Dominican Republic

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
1 May 2009
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has had a presence in the Dominican Republic since as early as 1890 and has played a prominent role in its economic development. A new ambitious development goal has now been set that focuses on making the country a regional leader in high-value-added manufacturing...
INVEST POLICY REV ZAMBIA

Investment Policy Review - Zambia

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
21 Sep 2007
To date, the performance of the Zambian private sector had been poor due largely to the high cost of capital and domestic inputs for local production, which make sustaining competitiveness in an open economy practically difficult. The present Investment Review notes that since the introduction of...
INVEST POLICY REV RWANDA

Investment Policy Review - Rwanda

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
21 Sep 2007
Rwanda is among the world’s poorest nations, and it faces particular challenges in leveraging FDI for development. The present Investment Review notes that Rwanda has nevertheless achieved remarkable political and social progress since 1994. It has become one of Africa’s countries with the highes...
INVEST POLICY REV COLOMBIA

Investment Policy Review - Colombia

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
12 Jan 2007
The present review looks at ways to strengthen the Colombia’s investment promotion arm, Proexport. It also proposes policies to attract more technology-driven firms to its growing knowledge-based economy. While praising the government for its market reforms, it notes that investors are neverthele...
INVEST POLICY REV KENYA

Investment Policy Review - Kenya

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
24 Mar 2006
Kenya was a magnet for foreign direct investment in East Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. The Review highlights, however, that the country has underperformed significantly in terms of FDI attraction in the past couple of decades. The reasons include poor or inconsistent economic policies, deteriora...
INVEST POLICY REV SRI LANKA

Investment Policy Review - Sri Lanka

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
25 Jun 2004
The Investment Policy Review on Sri Lanka provides an overview of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the Island, including the most recent trends and developments. The publication examines the legal investment framework currently in place and identifies new areas of high FDI potential. The Review...
INVEST POLICY REV LESOTHO

Investment Policy Review - Lesotho

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
12 Mar 2004
This Review on Lesotho provides an overview of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country, including the most recent trends and developments. It examines the legal investment framework currently in place and identifies new areas of high FDI potential. The Review is intended to improve Les...
INVEST POLICY REV NEPAL

Investment Policy Review - Nepal

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
19 Dec 2003
This report examines ways in which Nepal can improve its Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) performance. It covers issues such as the country’s FDI trends and performance, the investment framework currently in place and possible strategies to attract greater FDI.
INVEST POLICY REV GHANA

Investment Policy Review - Ghana

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
8 Aug 2003
Ghana is making a comeback in terms of attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) after the economy had suffered a temporary setback in 1998. This publication reviews the investment climate in the West African nation. It is divided into four parts. The first part evaluates FDI trends in recent ye...
INVEST POLICY REV BOTSWANA

Investment Policy Review - Botswana

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Investment Policy Reviews
6 Jun 2003
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been the driving force in moving the economy of Botswana from that of a least developed country status to one of a middle-income country. The country aims to continue this rapid growth while at the same time diversifying its economy. This paper reveals how the ...