2017 World Investment Report: Investment and the digital economy

By United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Published by UNCTAD, June 2017

The World Investment Report (WIR) focuses on trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) and emerging measures to improve its contribution to development. In Chapter III, “Recent Policy Developments and Key Issues,” of the 2017 WIR, UNCTAD presents and analyses the pros and cons of 10 policy options for phase 2 of IIA reform (modernizing the existing stock of old-generation treaties): jointly interpreting treaty provisions; amending treaty provisions; replacing “outdated” treaties; consolidating the IIA network; managing relationships between coexisting treaties; referencing global standards; engaging multilaterally; abandoning unratified old treaties; terminating existing old treaties; and withdrawing from multilateral treaties. Available at http://www.worldinvestmentreport.org/world-investment-report-2017