A new UNCTAD report examines investment trends and policies in least developed countries (LDCs) since the 4th UN Conference on LDCs in 2011.
It finds that, in the last decade, LDCs have made significant reforms in investment policy. For example, two thirds of all LDCs enacted at least one policy measure on investment between 2011 and 2021.
Yet FDI inflows to LDCs as a group increased only marginally, even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
The report looks at how further action and strengthened international cooperation can help chart a way forward that addresses the investment challenges affecting LDCs?