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World Investment Report 2020

 International Production Beyond the Pandemic Highlight Downloads Press Material

Global flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) will be under severe pressure this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These vital resources are expected to fall sharply from 2019 levels of $1.5 trillion, dropping well below the trough reached during the global financial crisis and undoing the already lackluster growth in international investment over the past decade. Flows to developing countries will be hit especially hard, as export-oriented and commodity-linked investments are among the most seriously affected.

The consequences could last well beyond the immediate impact on investment flows. Indeed, the crisis could be a catalyst for a process of structural transformation of international production this decade, and an opportunity for increased sustainability, but this will depend on the ability to take advantage of the new industrial revolution and to overcome growing economic nationalism. Cooperation will be crucial; sustainable development depends on a global policy climate that remains conducive to cross-border investment.

The World Investment Report, now in its thirtieth year, supports policymakers by monitoring global and regional FDI trends and documenting national and international investment policy developments. This year’s Report naturally takes stock of the COVID-19 crisis. It also includes a new chapter, added at the request of the UN General Assembly, on investment in the Sustainable Development Goals.

This analysis shows that international private sector flows to four out of ten key SDG areas have failed to increase substantially since the adoption of the goals in 2015. With less than a decade left to the agreed deadline of 2030, this makes it all the more important to evaluate the implications of the expected changes in the investment landscape over the coming years.

As such, this year’s World Investment Report is required reading for policymakers and an important tool for the international development community. I commend its information and analysis to a wide global audience.

António Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations World Investment Report 2020 - International Production Beyond the Pandemic (UNCTAD/WIR/2020) 16 Jun 2020 English World Investment Report 2020 (Overview) (UNCTAD/WIR/2020 (Overview)) 16 Jun 2020 English | Français | Español | العربية | 简体中文 | Русский Key Messages English Chapter I: Global Investment and Trends Prospects English Chapter II: Regional Trends English Chapter III: Recent Policy Developments and Key Issues English Chapter IV: International Production: A Decade of Transformation Ahead English Chapter V: Investing in the SDGs English 16 Jun 2020 - Investment flows to developing Asian countries to fall 30% to 45% due to COVID-19, says UN report English | Español | 简体中文 16 Jun 2020 - Investment flows to transition economies will decline by around 38% due to COVID-19, says UN Report English | Español 16 Jun 2020 - Outlook for investment flows in structurally weak economies is very bleak due to COVID-19, says UN Report English | Español 16 Jun 2020 - Investment flows to developed economies set to fall up to 40% after increase in 2019, says UN Report English | Français | Español 16 Jun 2020 - Investment flows in Africa set to fall sharply following decline in 2019, says UN report English | Español 16 Jun 2020 - Foreign Direct Investment to Latin America expected to halve in 2020, says UN report English | Español 16 Jun 2020 - Global foreign direct investment projected to fall 40% IN 2020, says UN report English | Français | Español | 简体中文 16 Jun 2020 - COVID-19 set to transform international production significantly, says UN Report English | Français | Español | 简体中文

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