Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 03/2015

The Crucial Role of Infrastructure in Attracting FDI

Julian Donaubauer, Birgit Meyer, Peter Nunnenkamp

October 2014

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


Based on a new global index on infrastructure, this Perspective shows that infrastructure is crucially important for developing countries’ attractiveness to FDI inflows. The identification of critical gaps in infrastructure strengthens the bargaining position of policymakers in these countries vis-à-vis foreign donors and multinational enterprises.