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Foreign direct investment: focus on quality not quantity

Maria Romero

19 Aug 2013 14:40:50

Last month Latindadd member, Fundación Jubileo Bolivia, published a briefing depicting the major trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country. This briefing is a valuable country case study that confirms many of the findings of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s World Investment Report 2013 released a few weeks earlier: the massive increase of resources invested in South America; the strong focus on natural resource-seeking activities; how important it is to target development-oriented investments; and how it does not happen.In line with Eurodad’s analysis last year, the briefing stresses that it is important to focus on the quality and not on the quantity of foreign investments. This article summarises some of the figures, ...
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