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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)

The World Investment Report focuses on trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) worldwide, at the regional and country levels and emerging measures to improve its contribution to development. Overviews of the report are also available in all official UN languages.

WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2018

World Investment Report 2018

Investment and New Industrial Policies

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
25 Jul 2018
This report presents international investment trends and prospects at global, regional and national levels, as well as the evolution of international production and global value chains. It analyses the latest developments in new policy measures for investment promotion, facilitation and regulatio...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2017

World Investment Report 2017

Investment and the Digital Economy

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
11 Jul 2017
The annual World Investment Report presents foreign direct investment (FDI) trends and prospects at global, regional and national levels. It also analyses the latest developments in new policy measures for investment promotion, facilitation and regulation around the world, and provides the annual...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2016

World Investment Report 2016

Investor Nationality - Policy Challenges

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
22 Jun 2016
The World Investment Report series provides the latest data and analysis foreign direct investment (FDI) and other activities of transnational corporations, as well as the policies to regulate them at the national and international levels. It aims to analyse the cross-border activities of transla...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2015

World Investment Report 2015

Reforming International Investment Governance

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
20 Nov 2015
The World Investment Report series provides the latest data and analysis foreign direct investment (FDI) and other activities of transnational corporations, as well as the policies to regulate them at the national and international levels. It aims to analyse the cross-border activities of transla...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2014

World Investment Report 2014

Investing in the SDGs - An Action Plan

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
15 Oct 2014
The World Investment Report series provides the latest data and analysis foreign direct investment (FDI) and other activities of transnational corporations, as well as the policies to regulate them at the national and international levels. The 2014 edition of the report traces the key development...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2013

World Investment Report 2013

Global Value Chains: Investment and Trade for Development

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
11 Sep 2013
The World Investment Report 2013 (WIR13) presents the latest data and analysis of trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) and related policies. The Report analyses the sharp decline in global FDI flows in 2012, which was particularly marked among developed countries. As a consequence, developin...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2012

World Investment Report 2012

Towards a New Generation of Investment Policies

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
5 Oct 2012
This annual report is widely regarded as the most authoritative source of data and analysis on the trends of foreign direct investment and developments in related national and international policy. Every issue of the report comprises an analysis of the trends in foreign direct investment during t...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2011

World Investment Report 2011

Non-equity Modes of International Production and Development

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
21 Sep 2011
This report is widely regarded as the most authoritative source of data and analysis on the activities of transnational corporations, national and international regulatory regimes, and their implications for development. The 2011 edition focuses on the strategic use of non-equity modalities (e.g....
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2010

World Investment Report 2010

Investing in a Low-Carbon Economy

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
20 Aug 2010
The World Investment Report 2010 marks its 20th anniversary edition and draws attention to investing in a low-carbon economy. The report illustrates global and regional trends in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) followed by recent policy developments. Global FDI witnessed a modest, but uneven re...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2009

World Investment Report 2009

Transnational Corporations, Agricultural Production and Development

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
16 Sep 2009
The World Investment Report 2009, subtitled Transnational Corporations, Agricultural Production and Development analyses two major issues: How have foreign direct investment (FDI) flows reacted to the current financial and economic crisis? How do traditional and new foreign investors - transnati...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2004 CD

World Investment Report 2004

The Shift towards Services and Statistical Annex (CD-ROM)

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
1 Aug 2008
The Report examines the shift towards services which composes the largest economic sector in many countries and leads foreign direct investment (FDI). FDI is the main financing source for telecommunications, energy, financial and other services and industries. The publication discusses issues of ...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2008

World Investment Report 2008

Transnational Corporations and the Infrastructure Challenge (Includes CD-ROM)

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
24 Sep 2008
The World Investment Report 2008 presents the latest data on foreign direct investment (FDI) and traces global and regional trends in FDI and in international production by transnational corporations (TNCs). This year's report puts a special focus on the role of TNCs in meeting the huge needs of ...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2007

World Investment Report 2007

Transnational Corporations, Extractive Industries and Development (Includes CD-ROM)

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
25 Oct 2007
The role of transnational corporations in extractive industries is attracting renewed attention, partly as a result of rising commodity prices and increased demand from emerging economies. This year, the World Investment Report examines TNC’s activities in extractive industries and their developm...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2004

World Investment Report 2004

The Shift Towards Services

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
22 Oct 2006
The World Investment Report is recognized worldwide as an authoritative source of information and analysis on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). It focuses on FDI trends at the regional and country levels and emerging measures to improve its contribution to development. This year's report examines ...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2005 (C)

World Investment Report 2005 (Chinese language)

Transnational Corporations and the Internationalization of R&D

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
23 Feb 2007
The World Investment Report series provides the latest data and analysis foreign direct investment (FDI) and other activities of transnational corporations, as well as the policies to regulate them at the national and international levels. It aims to analyse the cross-border activities of transla...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2004 (C)

World Investment Report 2004 (Chinese language)

The Shift towards Services

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
23 Feb 2006
The World Investment Report series provides the latest data and analysis foreign direct investment (FDI) and other activities of transnational corporations, as well as the policies to regulate them at the national and international levels. It aims to analyse the cross-border activities of transla...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2003 (C)

World Investment Report 2003 (Chinese language)

FDI Policies for Development - National and International Perspectives

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
23 Feb 2007
The World Investment Report series provides the latest data and analysis foreign direct investment (FDI) and other activities of transnational corporations, as well as the policies to regulate them at the national and international levels. It aims to analyse the cross-border activities of transla...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2006

World Investment Report 2006

FDI from Developing and Transition Economies - Implications for Development (Includes CD-ROM)

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
3 Nov 2006
The World Investment report focuses on trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) worldwide and at the regional and country levels, as well as emerging measures to improve FDI´s contribution to development. This year’s Report focuses on rising investment flows from developing and transition econom...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2005

World Investment Report 2005

Transnational Corporations and the Internationalization of R&D (Includes CD-ROM)

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
7 Oct 2005
The World Investment report focuses on trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) worldwide and at the regional and country levels, as well as emerging measures to improve FDI´s contribution to development. This year’s Report presents recent trends in FDI flows and explores the emerging internatio...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2004 (SET)

World Investment Report 2004

The Shift towards Services (Set of Book & CD-ROM)

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
22 Oct 2004
The World Investment Report is recognized worldwide as an authoritative source of information and analysis on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). It focuses on FDI trends at the regional and country levels and emerging measures to improve its contribution to development. This year's report examines ...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2003

World Investment Report 2003

FDI Policies for Development - National and International Perspectives

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
12 Sep 2003
This Report is recognized worldwide as an authoritative source of information and analysis on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). This year’s Report looks in detail at the forces behind the continued decline in FDI globally. It evaluates how the various regions and countries fared and forecasts the ...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2002

World Investment Report 2002

Transnational Corporations and Export Competitiveness

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
11 Oct 2002
This report is recognized worldwide as an authoritative source of information and analysis on foreign direct investment. This year’s Report focuses on the role of transnational corporations (TNCs) in the export competitiveness of developing countries. It analyzes the latest trends in internation...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2001

World Investment Report 2001

Promoting Linkages

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
19 Oct 2001
The World Investment Report (WIR) is the leading publication on global trends and development relating to foreign direct investment (FDI) and transnational corporations (TNCs). The report analyzes the geography of FDI, patterns and shifts in the distribution of FDI at the national, regional and i...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 2000

World Investment Report 2000

Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions, and Development

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
13 Oct 2000
Recognized worldwide as an authoritative source of information and analysis on foreign direct investment (FDI), the World Investment Report 2000 pays particular attention to the phenomenon of cross-border mergers and acquisitions. While cross-border mergers and acquisitions have been prevalent in...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 1999

World Investment Report 1999

Foreign Direct Investment and the Challenge of Development

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
15 Oct 1999
Recognized as the most up-to-date and comprehensive source of information and analysis regarding foreign direct investment (FDI), the World Investment Report 1999, presents a special focus on FDI and the challenge of development, looking at its impact on key objectives of economic development. Th...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 1998

World Investment Report 1998

Trends and Determinants

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
8 Jan 1999
Prepared by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Investment Report 1998 (WIR98) provides an analysis of current trends at the global and regional levels in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and international production by transnational corporations (TNCs). It d...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT SET 1991/96

World Investment Report (SET)

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
31 Oct 1997
There are over 37,000 Transnational Corporations (TNCs) in the world with over 170,000 foreign affiliates. This set presents the 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 World Investment Reports that contain an annual analysis and provide data on TNCs. The wealth of information presented is compleme...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 1997

World Investment Report 1997

Transnational Corporations, Market Structure and Competition Policy

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
26 Sep 1997
A vital source on the role of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the world economy, this Report provides a comprehensive analysis and policy discussion of international investment issues. It examines current trends in global, regional and national FDI flows; the impact of FDI on market structure ...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT SET 1993/96

World Investment Report (Set of Four Books)

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
15 Nov 1996
There are over 37,000 transnational corporations (TNCS) in the world with over 170,000 foreign affiliates. This set presents the 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 World Investment Reports that contain an annual analysis and provide data on TNCS. The wealth of information presented is complemented by stat...
WORLD INVESTMENT RPT 1996

World Investment Report 1996

Investment, Trade and International Policy Arrangements

Series:
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Investment Report (WIR)
18 Oct 1996
Worldwide foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows increased phenomenally between 1994 and 1995, setting a new record. This surge in FDI inflows is one of the many vital topics examined in this year's edition of the Report. It also analyzes the interrelationships between trade, investment and inte...