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World Investment Report 2024

World Investment Report 2024:

The World Investment Report 2024 was published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

  • World Investment Report focuses on trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) worldwide, at the regional and country levels and emerging measures to improve its contribution to development.

Key highlights of the report:

  • Global foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2023 decreased marginally, by 2 per cent.
  • FDI flows to developing countries fell by 7 per cent to $867 billion, mainly due to an 8 per cent decrease in developing Asia.
    China, the second largest FDI recipient in the world, saw a rare decline in inflows.
  • Industry trends showed lower investment in the infrastructure and digital economy sectors, but strong growth in the global value chain-intensive sectors of manufacturing and critical minerals.
  • International investment in sectors relevant for the Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries declined in 2023.