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
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.