General and Sector-Based Indicators for Evaluating the Contribution of Foreign Direct Investment to Sustainable Development

This self-paced e-learning course is targeted towards policymakers and investment promotion agencies who wish to enhance their understanding of sustainable foreign direct investment and use a set of indicators to assess and quantify incoming FDI projects and their sustainable development contributions. Participants can then adapt these indicators to their specific country contexts.


This e-learning course provides an introductory overview of general and sector-based indicators created by UNESCAP to evaluate incoming FDI projects and quantify their contirbution to sustainable development in host countries. The course content, which consists of four core modules,  shares the knowledge needed to use and adapt the sustainable FDI indicators to country contexts.

Keywords: Sustainable Investment; Foreign Direct Investment; Investing for the SDGs;