Foreign Direct Investment And Human Development

Author: Olivier De Schutter
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415535484
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The effect on developing countries of the arrival of foreign direct investment (FDI) has been a subject of controversy for decades in the development community. The debate over the relationship between FDI in developing countries and the progress of these countries towards human development is an ongoing and often heated one.Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective combining insights from international investment law, human rights law and economics, this book offers an original contribution to the debate. It explores how improvements...

Technical Assistance For A Study On Foreign Direct Investment And Technology Transfers In Asian Developing Countries

Author: Asian Development Bank
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Foreign Direct Investment And Economic Development In Africa

Author: Issouf Soumaré
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527525988
Size: 19,38 MB
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This book explores several aspects of foreign direct investment (FDI) and their linkages to African economies. It will appeal to policy makers, development agency professionals and researchers, based as it is on stylized facts and rigorous analytical studies. The reader will find state-of-the-art analyses on FDI-related topics throughout the chapters. Policy makers and development professionals will find in this book a useful guide to draw sound policies based on facts and rigorous analyses.

Foreign Direct Investment For Development Maximising Benefits Minimising Costs

Author: OECD
Editor: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264199284
Size: 12,88 MB
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Provides a comprehensive review of the issues related to the impact of FDI on development as well as to the policies needed to maximise the benefits.

Human Development Report

Editor: Human Development Report
ISBN: 0195215621
Size: 11,30 MB
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The report ranks 174 countries on quality of life indicators: literacy, wealth, and life expectancy. The report indicates economic inequalities have reached "grotesque" levels.

Financial Development Foreign Direct Investment And Economic Growth

Author: Abimbola Fatimah Babatunde
Size: 11,62 MB
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Although the pattern of growth in developing countries is characterised by instability, uncertainties and volatility, the experience of the five fast-growing developing economies of Brazil, Russia, India, Mexico and China (BRIMCs) presents an unprecedented challenge for other developing countries. Therefore, this thesis argues that the emergence of the BRIMCs as the future growth engine of the world presents an excellent backdrop to re-examine the importance of financial development and foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) context. It is important to mention that for empirical studies, the methodologies used for estimations will differ for different groups of countries. Hence, the study applies panel data techniques to take into account the heterogeneity of these developing countries. It further uses dynamic panel data framework and a panel co-integration analysis to capture the long-run relationships. The measures employed assessed various aspects of financial development including; private credit as a ratio of GDP, bank credit, liquid liabilities, stock market capitalisation and value of stock traded, and a single measure of FDI being the annual inflow of FDI as a ratio of GDP for 60 developing countries during 1980-2007. The study also explores the interaction between economic openness and human capital insofar as the attraction of FDI is concerned in the developing countries under consideration. The findings reveal that financial liberalisation and good institutions are important for financial development. For the SSA countries, the results indicate that while financial liberalisation promotes stock market development, the lack of good institutions, in particular control of corruption, bureaucratic quality and rule of law are less favourable to financial development. Furthermore, the study finds that economic openness and human capital also play an important role in the attraction of FDI and the growth effect of FDI in developing countries. The primary policy implication is that SSA countries should make efforts towards initiating and implementing financial sector development reforms and FDI incentives.

The Relationship Between Human Development Exports And Foreign Direct Investments In Emerging Europe

Author: Jan Jakub Michałek
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9783631625668
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This book brings a completely new dimension into the study of determinants of international trade and foreign direct investment in the Central and Eastern European countries that recently joined the European Union. The main aim of the book is to shed a new light on the role of human development in the open economy context. The book challenges the conventional view that a country's success in the global economy is contingent on restricting expenditures on human development. On the contrary, it is argued that improvements in educational and healthcare systems stimulate international trade and direct investment, while the role of income and gender equality and degree of civil liberties is less clear-cut. The book offers an optimal blend of theory and empirical analysis with practical policy implications.

Foreign Direct Investment

Author: Yingqi Wei
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781008270
Size: 12,90 MB
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This book consists of detailed case studies of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico and Sub-Saharan Africa, providing a critical review of the determinants and impact of FDI on growth and development, employment, technology transfer and trade. The expert contributors examine a range of controversial issues including the contribution of the relatively large volume of FDI in China to its growth, whether India should fully liberalise its FDI regime and the impact of Mexico's membership of NAFTA on the volume of FDI it has attracted. Malaysia's economic policies, which appear to have attracted relatively large volumes of FDI but failed to generate the hoped for transmission of technology and skills are also questioned, along with the role of corruption in limiting the contribution of FDI to achieving social goals in Sub-Saharan Africa. The impressive record of the Irish Republic in attracting and harnessing FDI to development objectives is examined closely and provides a detailed analysis of policies likely to promote efficient utilisation of FDI.

Fdi And Tourism

Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Editor: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211127614
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Many developing countries are looking to tourism as an avenue for economic and human development, and foreign direct investment (FDI) is one of the routes through which they can carry out tourism. This study highlights the main findings with respect to the development impacts of foreign direct investment in tourism (TFDI) in five East and South African countries, on income, employment, technology and skills transfer, wages and linkages, as well as the social and environmental impacts. It also examines the salient policies that are in place, identifying those that have hindered and promoted TFDI.--Publisher's description.

Foreign Direct Investment In Developing Countries

Author: Sarbajit Chaudhuri
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 8132218981
Size: 20,64 MB
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In development literature Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is traditionally considered to be instrumental for the economic growth of all countries, particularly the developing ones. It acts as a panacea for breaking out of the vicious circle of low savings/low income and facilitates the import of capital goods and advanced technical knowhow. This book delves into the complex interaction of FDI with diverse factors. While FDI affects the efficiency of domestic producers through technological diffusion and spill-over effects, it also impinges on the labor market, affecting unemployment levels, human capital formation, wages (and wage inequality) and poverty; furthermore, it has important implications for socio-economic issues such as child labor, agricultural disputes over Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and environmental pollution. The empirical evidence with regard to most of the effects of FDI is highly mixed and reflects the fact that there are a number of mechanisms involved that interact with each other to produce opposing results. The book highlights the theoretical underpinnings behind the inherent contradictions and shows that the final outcome depends on a number of country-specific factors such as the nature of non-traded goods, factor endowments, technological and institutional factors. Thus, though not exhaustive, the book integrates FDI within most of the existing economic systems in order to define its much-debated role in developing economies. A theoretical analysis of the different facets of FDI as proposed in the book is thus indispensable, especially for the formulation of appropriate policies for foreign capital.