An Inventory of Concrete Measures to Facilitate the Flow of Sustainable FDI: What? Why? How? (Third edition)

87 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2020 Last revised: 15 Jun 2022

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Karl P. Sauvant

Columbia University - Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Matthew Stephenson

World Economic Forum; Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)

Yardenne Kagan

International Trade Centre

Date Written: 2022

Abstract

The Inventory was prepared in the framework of the investment facilitation for development project undertaken by the International Trade Centre and the German Development Institute. It is an informal and unofficial compilation of investment facilitation measures, their rationale and ways in which these measures are—or can be—implemented in practice. It is a capacity-building tool meant to help participants engaged in the WTO negotiations of a multilateral framework on investment facilitation for development, paying special attention to measures that directly increase the development contribution of FDI. Following the agreed scope of the WTO negotiations, it does not include measures related to investment protection, investor-state dispute settlement and market access. The Inventory can also be of use to investment promotion agencies seeking to facilitate FDI flows.

The third edition contains measures (and country examples) not included in earlier editions, as well as specific sections dealing with climate FDI and home country measures. It also contains specific proposals for further measures that could be considered in the WTO negotiations.

Suggested Citation

Sauvant, Karl P. and Stephenson, Matthew and Kagan, Yardenne, An Inventory of Concrete Measures to Facilitate the Flow of Sustainable FDI: What? Why? How? (Third edition) (2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3739179 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3739179

Karl P. Sauvant (Contact Author)

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Matthew Stephenson

World Economic Forum ( email )

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Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) ( email )

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Yardenne Kagan

International Trade Centre ( email )

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Switzerland

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