CUTS Breakout Session at World Investment Forum on Improving Policy Coherence to Attract Export Oriented FDI for Sustainable Development

October 26, 2018, Geneva

This session discusssed the challenges that developing countries face when designing investment policies for sustainable development and featured the range of UNCTAD’s tools available for them to respond to these challenges (e.g. Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (2015 version) or the Reform Package for the International Investment Regime (2018 version)). Particular attention was given to investment policy coherence issues that arise when aiming to attract export-oriented foreign investment that generates concrete sustainable development benefits.