We help countries attract foreign direct investment into areas where needs are greatest, to ensure prosperity for all.


The post-2015 sustainable development goals will require a scaling up of investment
– we need a global "New Deal"

   Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD.


World Investment Report

World Investment ReportThe 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.

It also provides analysis on global value chains and the operations of multinational enterprises, with special attention to their development implications.

Overviews of the report are also available in all official UN languages.


Transnational Corporations Journal

Transnational Corporations JournalTransnational Corporations is a longstanding policy-oriented refereed research journal on issues related to investment, multinational enterprises and development.

It is an official journal of the United Nations, managed by UNCTAD.

As such it has a global reach, a strong development policy imprint, and high potential for impact beyond the scholarly community.