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Title - Investment Map
For better foreign investment attraction and targeting

About Investment Map

Investment Map is produced by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in partnership with: the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA); and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), part of the World Bank Group.

Investment Map aims to assist investment promotion agencies (IPAs) in defining priority sectors for investment promotion, identifying potential investors in a given sector, identifying competitor countries for inward investment, and defining opportunities for bilateral investment.

Investment Map combines statistics on foreign direct investment and international trade, tariff data and activities of multinational firms. The tariff data includes MFN tariffs as well as multilateral, regional and bilateral preferences and covers ad valorem equivalents of specific tariffs, tariff quotas and anti-dumping duties. Tariff and trade data are available for merchandise goods (not services) at the 6-digit level of the Harmonised System for about 5,000 product items. Information on foreign direct investment (FDI) is available on goods and services for up to 150 sectors.

The main strength of Investment Map is the combination of different data (international trade, foreign direct investment, tariff and foreign affiliated companies) into an easy-to-use, interactive Internet tool that allows analysis by country, trading partner and sector. We anticipate it will be best used to identify market opportunities, in combination with tools that provide other information that influence investment decisions, such as costs, conditions and fiscal incentives.

About the organisation

ITC ITC is the technical cooperation agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). ITC supports developing and transition economies, and particularly their business sector, in their efforts to realize their full potential for developing exports and improving import operations. See www.intracen.org

Investment Map the Foreign Direct Investment statistical data together with foreign affiliates, international trade and tariffs is one of a suite of tools, developed by ITC's Market Analysis Services (MAS) together with partner organisations. MAS tools and capacity building programmes are designed to support export-oriented managers and analysts in developing and transition economies to conduct effective market analysis. Other tools in the suite include Trade Map; Market Access Map and Country Map.
UNCTAD Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. The organization carries out three key functions: it functions as a forum for intergovernmental deliberations; it undertakes research, policy analysis and data collection for the debates of government representatives and experts; and it provides technical assistance tailored to the specific requirements of developing countries. See www.unctad.org
WAIPA The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) was established in 1995 and is registered as an NGO in Geneva, Switzerland. WAIPA acts as a forum for investment promotion agencies (IPAs) to provide networking opportunities and facilitate the exchange of best practices in investment promotion. Membership is open to all agencies whose prime function is to promote any country or territory for investment. See www.waipa.org
MIGA MIGA, part of the World Bank Group, has the mission to promote foreign direct investment into developing countries, in order to support economic growth, reduce poverty and improve people's lives. MIGA, a global insurer to private investors and adviser to countries on foreign investment, is committed to promoting projects with the greatest development impact, that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. See www.miga.org

About this version

From the beginning of March 2006, Investment Map includes information, on the location, sales, employment and parent company, for around 60,000 foreign affiliates located in developing countries and economies in transition.

As upgraded versions of Investment Map are released, more data and features to further facilitate your investment targeting activities will be included. Users will be informed about the latest developments. For any problems encountered, comments or further information, please contact us at marketanalysis@intracen.org

Please read also the notes on data sources and limitations.