The global spread of COVID-19 is strongly affecting foreign investment. The recent Global Investment Trends Monitor of UNCTAD predicts a drastic drop in global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows – up to 40% – during 2020-2021, reaching the lowest level of the past two decades.
This Special Issue of UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Monitor (IPM) analyses what this bleak forecast means for investment policymaking and provides an updated overview of specific investment policy measures that countries have undertaken since the release of UNCTAD’s latest regular IPM in early April 2020. It concludes with some preliminary considerations concerning the preparation of post-pandemic investment policymaking.diaepcbinf2020d3_en
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