World Investment Report 2002

Transnational Corporations and Export Competitiveness

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This report is recognized worldwide as an authoritative source of information and analysis on foreign direct investment. This year’s Report focuses on the role of transnational corporations (TNCs) in the export competitiveness of developing countries. It analyzes the latest trends in international trade, and identifies the countries and sectors in which TNCs have driven export performance. Relevant strategies and policy options for developing countries are presented to help attract export-oriented FDI and benefit from it.



Benchmarking FDI performance and potential

Benchmarking national economies is now an important tool for policy-making (Lall, 2001b). Comparisons with similar economies are a good indication of how well countries are doing against the competition, while comparisons with better performing economies can show where to head in the future. Since attracting FDI is now an important policy concern for countries at all levels of development, it is useful to develop benchmarks of inward FDI performance.


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