FDI Qualities Assessment of Ireland


19 JANUARY 2021


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This report, jointly developed by the OECD and IDA Ireland, examines the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) attracted to Ireland from 2006 to 2016 and provides an overview of the direct contribution and spillover effects of this investment on the local economy. The analysis pre-dates the COVID-19 pandemic and does not take account of the impact of this phenomenon on foreign investment in Ireland. The report has provided background research and analysis for the development of IDA Ireland’s new strategy. The report:

  • examines the role of FDI in Ireland’s trade and GVC integration

  • examines the role of FDI for productivity and labour market outcomes

  • analyses foreign MNEs’ productivity dynamics from 2006 to 2016

  • profiles on the factors driving spillovers from FDI in Ireland


The report builds on OECD work taking place under the FDI Qualities Initiative. The report was launched at an event hosted by the the Institute for International and European Affairs (IIEA) in partnership with IDA Ireland.

FDI Qualities Indicators

FDI Qualities Initiative


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