In this Vi multimedia teaching resource, filmed during a videoconference with Russian university members, Kalman Kalotay (pictured), of the Division on Investment and Enterprise, presents UNCTAD's latest World Investment Report (WIR).
The presentation begins with an overview of global and regional foreign direct investment (FDI) trends with a focus on transition economies.
Despite fluctuations in global FDI in recent years, "the year 2013 was particularly good for developing and transition economies," Kalotay said. “However, we are still far away from the record year of 2007, when global FDI was close to 2 trillion (USD), but we forecast a slow recovery in FDI flows to USD 1.6 trillion in 2014.”
The presentation concludes with a discussion of a framework developed by UNCTAD to attract more private investment to support the United Nation’s sustainable development goals (SDGs).