International investment, and in particular foreign direct investment, has an important role to play in helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Karl Sauvant looks at what it takes.
While the potential benefits of foreign direct investment are widely accepted by policy makers, many governments impose restrictions on the activities of foreign investors. The OECD’s Stephen Thomsen asks whether these restrictions can have an impact on FDI inflows into an economy.
The World Bank’s Doing Business indicators have drawn attention to the regulatory burdens on business, leading to hundreds of reforms worldwide to improve the business environment. The OECD’s Stephen Thomsen looks at the pros and cons of this approach.