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Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment : what are the costs?

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Abstract: Donors finance and support a surprising amount of instruments that promote foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries. This paper assesses how FDI promotion instruments operated by the OECD, the World Bank, UNIDO and UNCTAD contribute to economic and social development and environmental sustainability. Given the lack of cost-benefit analysis and evaluations at present, the aim of this paper is to stimulate the debate on the impact, costs, benefits and aid effectiveness of investment promotion instruments, specifically in the context of the UN Conference on Financing for Development and in other forums such as the OECD and UNCTAD.
Note: Translator: J. Turner
Authors: Kokke, M. , Vander Stichele, M.
Series Title: SOMO Paper
Category: Research
ISBN: 978-90-71284-31-1
Serial number: November
Keywords: economic development , social development , environment , finance
Language: eng
Organization: SOMO - Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations
PAGE: 11
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: SOMO
Year: 2008
Right: © 2008 SOMO This document is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivateWorks 2.5 License
Subject: Economic Development and Trade
Title: Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment : what are the costs?