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World Investment Report 2003

FDI Policies for Development - National and International Perspectives

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This Report is recognized worldwide as an authoritative source of information and analysis on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). This year’s Report looks in detail at the forces behind the continued decline in FDI globally. It evaluates how the various regions and countries fared and forecasts the chances for recovery and growth at the global and regional levels. The Report also assesses the interaction between national and international FDI policies and examines implications they have on development. It concludes by highlighting the key issues, from the perspective of development, that must be considered in investment agreements.

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Home countries and investors

The investment process involves host countries, home countries and TNCs making investments. In general only the host country has been addressed in IIAs, with the most important and sensitive aspects reviewed in the preceding chapters. In future IIAs consideration should especially also go to home countries, actual parties to such agreements, to encourage FDI flows to developing countries and help increase the benefits from them. It is against this background that this chapter takes up home country measures and good corporate citizenship.

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