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World Investment Report 2006

FDI from Developing and Transition Economies-Implications for Development (Includes CD-ROM)

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The World Investment report focuses on trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) worldwide and at the regional and country levels, as well as emerging measures to improve FDI’s contribution to development. This year’s Report focuses on rising investment flows from developing and transition economies. It analyses the causes of this rapid increase and explains who the main actors are and what it all means for development. The Report includes a statistical annex, which is also available on CD-ROM.

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Emerging sources of FDI

Chapter III demonstrated that FDI by developing and transition economy TNCs has risen rapidly over the past two decades and now constitutes a sizeable share of global FDI flows. These outflows of investment are, however, concentrated both by country of origin and industry. Allowing for the caveat that this is still an emerging phenomenon, this chapter explains the how, why and where of FDI by developing countries and transition economies, using a recognized conceptual framework.

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