Countries launch investment policies to counter COVID-19

UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade & Development,
03 April 2020, International

UNCTAD's latest Investment Policy Monitor (IPM) shows that investment policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic vary from country to country.

They include measures supporting investors and domestic economies in general and policies to protect critical domestic infrastructure and industries, particularly in the health sector. At the international level, the Group of Twenty (G20) and Group of Seven (G7) leading economies have issued statements in support of investment and global value chains.

The pandemic is expected to have a lasting impact on future investment policymaking.