COVID-19 and Investment – An UNCTAD Research Round-Up of the International Pandemic’s Effect on FDI Flows and Policy
2 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2020
Date Written: April 30, 2020
The shuttering of commercial activity in the face of the Corona (Covid-19) pandemic will have a dramatic effect on the global economy. UNCTAD’s Division on Investment and Enterprise has been monitoring the impact on investment, as well as its implications for development. In the face of the unprecedented circumstances, this issue of the Transnational Corporations furnishes a brief overview of this work, notably from the perspective of foreign direct investment (FDI) and investment policy. UNCTAD’s World Investment Report (forthcoming, June 2020) will provide an expanded and in-depth analysis of FDI trends and investment policy developments that also accounts for the impact of the pandemic.
Keywords: COVID-19,foreign direct investment, investment policy
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