Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 11/2012

Roll out the red carpet and they will come: Investment promotion and FDI inflows

Torfinn Harding, Beata Javorcik

June 2012

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


Foreign direct investment flows to developing countries are hindered by many factors. Two of these factors -- the mere lack of information and red tape -- could be easily remedied through investment promotion efforts.