In 2015, leaders of the world made a collosal promise to eradicate poverty, to protect the planet and to ensure peace and prosperity by 2030. This promise are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), i.e. a collection of 17 goals, with 169 targets, addressing the main challenges of the humanity. In total 5 million people from 88 countries took part in making consensus on such a broad development agenda. Achieving these incredibly ambitious goals however, will require involvement of all parties, i.e. governments, private sector and civil society. So how we are standing in reaching SDGs five years after […]
According to the most recent UNCTAD’s World Investment Report issued in June of 2019, estimated global FDI flows were $1.3 trillion in 2018, which is 13% decline compared to the previous year. This is the third consecutive drop in FDI flows.
The decline is largely concentrated in the developed part of the world, where FDI inflows dropped by 27% . This is the lowest number since 2004. In the case of developing countries there is slight increase of 2% compared to the last year, while transition economies experienced drop of 28% in FDI inflows. The below interactive Figure 1 shows more detailed information regarding the global FDI trends in […]