The OECD FDI Qualities Initiative provides governments with the policies, data and expertise they need to encourage sustainable investment that is greener, promotes quality jobs & upskilling, improves gender equality, and contributes to a more productive and innovative economy.
Even before COVID-19, it was estimated that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) required financing of USD 2.5tn per year - a gap which may have since increased by 70%. Meanwhile, fulfilling the commitments made in the Paris Agreement to curb climate change requires investment in renewable energy to triple by 2030. Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an important source of finance to help meet these global commitments to sustainable development. Beyond the quantity of FDI, its quality also matters.
The OECD FDI Qualities Indicators provide governments with the data to measure FDI's sustainability impacts, while the OECD FDI Policy Toolkit is designed to help governments identify priorities for reforms to attract and retain sustainable investment. The Recommendation on FDI Qualities represents the first multilateral agreement on using FDI to achieve the SDGs. These outputs are supported by a rich programme of country and regional assessments and networks bringing global investment practitioners and policy makers together.
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