Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 09/2013

The futile debate over a multilateral framework for investment

Axel Berger

August 2013

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


A multilateral framework for investment (MFI) is not suitable for effectively solving the most pressing challenges in the current international investment regime. It would be more promising to tackle these challenges in the context of regional co-operation, supplemented by co-ordination efforts on the global level.