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FDI Potential and FDI Performance of the OIC Countries
Date : 02 December 2014

With the decline of the Soviet Union and open market policies promoted by the World Bank and the IMF, many countries including the OIC member have become more integrated to the global economy via FDI, international trade, and capital flows channels. The analysis of the OIC countries in terms of FDI potential and performance is crucial for drawing effective and right-policy measures on FDI.

This short report investigates the FDI potential and FDI performance of the OIC countries in a comparative perspective by using the net FDI inflows data, FDI potential and FDI performance indices developed by the UNCTAD. More specifically, the report seeks answers to the following questions: how the FDI potential and FDI performance of the OIC countries evolved over time? Did the OIC countries attract FDI inflows over their FDI potential or under their potential? What would be the policy implications to increase FDI potential and performance of the OIC countries?

The analysis covers the period starting from the 1990s in which FDI flows increased dramatically and became an important component of the national development policies in many developing countries, including OIC members. The report examines the OIC countries as a group in terms of their FDI potential and performance. To bring a comparative perspective, the report also compares and contrasts the OIC average with the average of 59 non-OIC developing countries (i.e. other developing countries). Thus, the analysis reflects the relative position of the OIC countries in terms FDI potential and performance in a comparative way.

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  • FDI Potential and FDI Performance of the OIC Countries (English)