UNCTAD launched this year's World Investment Report on 12 June 2019.
The World Investment Reportsupports policymakers by monitoring global and regional foreign direct investment trends and documenting national and international investment policy developments.
The policy chapter of this year’s report takes stock of efforts being made towards the reform of international investment agreements and surveys new measures.
Inclusive sustainable development depends on a global policy environment that is conducive to cross-border investment.
Last year, global flows of foreign direct investment fell by 13% to $1.3 trillion. This represents the lowest level since the global financial crisis and underlines the lack of growth in international investment this decade.