Suggested search strategies:

  • Looking for aggregate data: try the Foreign Direct Investment Database (UNCTAD)
  • Looking for country to country data:
    • OECD iLibrary - statistics - OECD.stat
    • AidData: Open Data for International Development
    • a country`s Central Bank or Statistical Office - search google for terms like statistics/financial/bank/export
    • if the country you are looking for does not have any reports, the countries that are receiving the investment may have data
    • the news source Factiva and Business Source Complete which indexes scholarly journals and business periodicals will help with background information and current context for the country
    • EIU.com - Data tool includes foreign direct investment data at the country level, from 1980-present, with forecasts to 2030. Country reports examine investment trends as well as offering background information and current context for the country
  • Below are other examples of the types of country agencies and international government agencies that you should also investigate