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Foreign Direct Investment

Reviewing the prospects of FDI for financing sustainable development, this paper takes a cross-sectoral look at the pros and cons of FDI in the face of increasing indebtedness, income inequality, declining Overseas Development Assistance and financial volatility. Assessing global and regional trends in FDI this paper identifies areas for further consideration, relating to how to maximise the benefits of FDI whilst minimising more negative aspects.

Briefing paper on Foreign Direct Investment: A lead driver for sustainable development - Pdf format

Briefing paper on Foreign Direct Investment: A lead driver for sustainable development - Rich Text format

Other useful resources...



Technical review Foreign Direct Investment: Flows, volatility and growth in developing countries. R. Lensink and O. Morrissey, University of Nottingham.



United Nations

  • Agenda 21 - Financial Resources & Mechanisms  

  • Report of the Sec. Gen. to the 8th Session of the CSD: Financial Resources & Mechanisms

  • Decision of the 7th Session of the UN CSD: Tourism & Sustainable Development  

  • The UN Habitat Agenda Section IV: Financial Resources & Economic Instruments  

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development: Foreign Direct Investment & the Environment

  • UNCTAD High Level Round Table on Trade & Development: Financing for Development - Current Trends & Issues for the Future

  • UNCTAD 10th Session: Plan of Action

  • UN Global Compact

  • UN Financing for Development

  • UNEP Division of Technology, Industry & Economics: Economics & Trade Unit

Business & Industry

  • WBCSD: Guidelines to Corporate Responsibility

  • The Global Reporting Initiative http://www.globalreporting.org 

  • The International Corporate Environmental Reporting Site http://www.enviroreporting.com 

  • The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development International Investment Rules Project http://www.nautilus.org/enviro/Investment.html 

Trade Unions

  • International Confederation of Free Trade Unions: Framework for Multinational Investment

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