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New on our Knowledge Center:Investment Facilitation: A Review of Policy Practices

Published on September 07, 2017

Investment_Report.JPGThe review captures the extent to which investment facilitation practices, as set out in UNCTAD's Global Action Menu for Investment Facilitation, can be found in national and international investment policies.

UNCTAD’s database on national investment policies shows that between 2010 and 2016,1 at least 194 new investment promotion and facilitation policies were introduced around the world. Some 80% of these measures relate to investment promotion in a narrow sense, such as new investment incentives, the creation of special economic zones, and the setting up of investment promotion agencies. Only about 20% of national policy measures were specifically aimed at facilitating investment through, for example, the setting up of one-stop shops or online registration systems for investors