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.



Drivers and determinants

Home as well as host economies can benefit from FDI from developing countries, but it may also carry some downside risks. The net outcome depends on various factors such as the level of development of a country, its economic structure and its policies, on the one hand, and the motivations of the TNCs, the industry of the investment and the mode of entry, on the other. The private gains of TNCs and the benefits to home and host countries may converge or diverge, depending on the precise context and on how effectively home- and host-country policy interventions are designed and implemented. This chapter examines the impact on home and host economies, while issues related to home- and host-country policies are analysed in chapter VI.


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