World Investment Report 2020

Context

  • Recently, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released the World Investment Report 2020.
  • The report monitors the global as well as regional FDI trends and also documents the national and international investment policy developments. 

About the Report

  • According to the report, global FDI flows are forecast to decrease by up to 40% in 2020,from their 2019 value of $1.54 trillion.
  • Indiawas the world’s 9th largest recipient of foreign direct investments (FDI) in 2019 with $51 billion in foreign investment.
  • In 2018, India was the world’s 12th largest recipient with $42 billion foreign investment.

UNCTAD 

  • It is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964.
  • It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Reports of UNCTAD

  • Trade and Development Report, World Investment Report, The Least Developed Countries Report, Information and Economy Report, Technology and Innovation Report, Commodities and Development Report