International Development Law Organization

Making foreign direct investment work for LDCs

19 Oct 2017

The 47 least developed countries (LDCs) are the world’s poorest countries and typically they, and much of their private sector, do not have the human and financial resources to participate effectively in investment-related negotiations and secure the most favourable results for their economies and people.

Well-negotiated and fair investment projects, contracts and agreements are in the long-term interest of all parties, and this could be achieved through providing legal support and capacity development to governments of the LDCs and under-resourced LDC firms.