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Investment Policy Monitor



UNCTAD has been collecting information on changes in national foreign direct investment (FDI) policies on an annual basis since 1992. This collection has provided input to the analysis of global and regional investment policy trends in the World Investment Report, the quarterly Investment Policy Monitor (since 2009) and the UNCTAD-OECD Reports on G20 Measures.

In 2011, to further strengthen the quality of reporting, UNCTAD revised the methodology of monitoring investment policy measures. and revised the measures going back to 2000 accordingly.

The Investment Policy Monitor provides the international investment community with country-specific, up-to-date information about the latest developments in foreign investment policies.

Through its monitoring of investment policy changes, UNCTAD offers cutting-edge and innovative contributions to investment policy discourse, and contributes to preparing the ground for future policymaking in the interest of making foreign investment work for growth and development.

Note: the policy measures are identified through a systematic review of government and business intelligence sources. Measures are verified, to the fullest extent possible, by referencing government sources. The compilation of measures is not exhaustive.

Disclaimer: the boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

Number of policy measures per economy (since Jan 01, 2010)
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Investment Policy  Measures

There are a total of 927 results

Dec 31, 2018
MexicoSpecial tax incentives for businesses in border zone

On 31 December 2018, the Government published a Decree on tax incentives for businesses operating in the northern border zone of Mexico for 2019 and 2020. These incentives include tax credits, which effectively reduce the income tax ...

Dec 31, 2018
ItalyChanges to tax incentives under 2019 budget law

The 2019 Budget law, published on 31 December 2018, contains several measures related to tax incentives, including changes to the research and development (R&D) tax credit rules. In addition, a reduced tax rate is introduced for ...

Dec 27, 2018
RwandaCentral Bank introduces new requirements for licensing financial institutions

Effective 7 January 2019, the Central Bank introduced new requirements for licensing financial institutions. The newly required paid-up capital for Commercial Banks is Rwf20 Billion and Rwf50 Billion for Development Banks. The Paid-up ...

Dec 19, 2018
GermanyGermany expands the scope of its FDI screening regime

On 19 December 2018, the German Government amended the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance in order to expand the scope of its FDI screening mechanism for non-EU / non-EFTA investors. Firstly, the amendment lowers the foreign ownership ...

Dec 18, 2018
Côte d'IvoireDecrees implementing investment code of 2018

On 18 December 2018, the Council of Ministers adopted two decrees pursuant to Ordinance No. 2018-646 of 1 August 2018 on the Investment Code. • The first decree organizes the functioning of the Accreditation Committee responsible for ...

Latest Publications

Publication article
Mar 28, 2019

Investment Policy Monitor No. 21

The new Monitor finds that 35 countries took 42 investment policy measures from November 2018 to February 2019. The percentage of new investment restrictions or regulations reached 34 percent during the review period, which is the highest figure since 2003. The ratio rose almost 50 per cent compared with the previous reporting period (May - October 2018).

Publication article
Dec 07, 2018

Investment Policy Monitor No. 20

The new Monitor finds that 29 countries took 49 investment policy measures from May to October 2018. The ratio of new investment restrictions and regulations stood at 30 percent over the first ten months of 2018, which is the highest figure since 2010.