Investment Map is produced by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in partnership with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), part of the World Bank Group.
Investment Map aims to assist investment promotion agencies (IPAs) in defining priority sectors for investment promotion, identifying potential investors in a given sector, identifying competitor countries for inward investment, and defining opportunities for bilateral investment.
Investment Map combines statistics on foreign direct investment and international trade, tariff data and activities of multinational firms. The tariff data includes MFN tariffs as well as multilateral, regional and bilateral preferences and covers ad valorem equivalents of specific tariffs, tariff quotas and anti-dumping duties. Tariff and trade data are available for merchandise goods (not services) at the 6-digit level of the Harmonised System for about 5,000 product items. Information on foreign direct investment (FDI) is available on goods and services for up to 150 sectors.
The main strength of Investment Map is the combination of different data (international trade, foreign direct investment, tariff and foreign affiliated companies) into an easy-to-use, interactive Internet tool that allows analysis by country, trading partner and sector. We anticipate it will be best used to identify market opportunities.
Investment Map includes information, on the location, sales, employment and parent company, for around 60,000 foreign affiliates located in developing countries and economies in transition.
Users from least developed and developing countries and territories can register here to access the tools free of charge. Users from developed countries and territories can register here to get a trial access of one week to the tools in order to assess the application.