The increasing importance of multinational enterprises in the global economy has stimulated interest in improving the availability, the accuracy, and the coverage of foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics among policymakers, analysts, and statisticians. Foreign Direct Investment Statistics: How Countries Measure FDI shows progress in recent years in moving toward compilation in accordance with international standards that have been established by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

This report also provides information on the current practices regarding the statistical measurement of FDI of 61 countries, with the aim of improving users' understanding of the methodology applied for compiling the data.

The report is based on information obtained from the 2001 update of the joint IMF/OECD Survey of Implementation of...

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