Division on Investment and Enterprise – Products and Services


February 1, 2021

Investment and a dynamic private sector are the building blocks of economic development and social progress. They are also increasingly important as the global community seeks to eradicate poverty over the next generation, as well as combat pressing challenges such as climate change.

The UNCTAD Investment and Enterprise Division (DIAE) is a global center of excellence for all issues related to investment and enterprise development. As investment currently does not have any global institutional arrangement to oversee its governance, unlike trade or finance, the Division plays a valuable role supporting the international investment community.

The Division conducts leading-edge policy analysis, provides technical assistance and builds international consensus among the 195 member States, as well as promoting their contribution to the goal of sustainable and inclusive development.

To meet the needs of the growing global community of investment stakeholders, the Division’s work is structured across two flagship products and seven core services.