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World Investment Report 2014

InvestIng In the SDDGs: An ActIon PlAn

“This edition of the World Investment Report provides valuable analysis that can inform global discussions on how to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals and shape a long-range vision for a more sustainable future beyond 2015.

The Report reveals an encouraging trend: after a decline in 2012, global foreign direct investment flows rose by 9 per cent in 2013, with growth expected to continue in the years to come. This demonstrates the great potential of international investment, along with other financial resources, to help reach the goals of a post-2015 agenda for sustainable development. Transnational corporations can support this effort by creating decent jobs, generating exports, promoting rights, respecting the environment, encouraging local content, paying fair taxes and transferring capital, technology and business contacts to spur development.

This year’s World Investment Report offers a global action plan for galvanizing the role of businesses in achieving future sustainable development goals, and enhancing the private sector’s positive economic, social and environmental impacts. The Report identifies the financing gap, especially in vulnerable economies, assesses the primary sources of funds for bridging the gap, and proposes policy options for the future.” (Ban Ki-moon)


World Investment Report 2014 - Investing in the SDGs: An Action Plan (UNCTAD/WIR/2014)

24 Jun 2014, 265 Pages, 10241.0 KB

World Investment Report 2014 - Overview (UNCTAD/WIR/2014(Overview))

24 Jun 2014, 1936.0 KB

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Preface, Key Messages and Overview

36 Pages, 3730KB

CHAPTER I Global Investment Trends

34 Pages, 4381KB

CHAPTER II Regional Investment Trends

70 Pages, 4807KB

CHAPTER III Recent Policy Developments and Key Issues

30 Pages, 3468KB

CHAPTER IV Investing in the SDGs: An Action Plan for promoting private sector contributions

60 Pages, 4516KB

METHODOLOGICAL NOTE: Definitions and Sources

62 Pages, 2851KB


8 Pages, 1986KB


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