Lifting the lid on foreign investment contracts

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This project focuses on deals between foreign investors and governments. The terms of these deals have major implications for whether investment projects bring real benefits for the people and environments where they take place, or whether they undermine sustainable development.

This project is about an area of corporate and government policy and practice that is little known or understood beyond the restricted circles of the specialists who are directly involved in it. Yet It has far-reaching implications for the way of life, the rights, and the natural environments of millions of people around the world.

Lifting the Lid focuses on deals between foreign investors and governments - foreign investment contracts. The terms of these deals have major implications for whether investment projects bring real benefits for the people and environments where they take place, or whether they undermine sustainable development.

Based on investigations into a broad group of foreign investment projects with partners in five countries, we highlight concerns about the way these contracts are negotiated, the terms of the deals, and their wider implications for sustainable development.

Additional resources

Lifting the Lid on Foreign Investment Contracts: The Real Deal for Sustainable Development, Dominic Ayine, Hernán Blanco, Lorenzo Cotula, Moussa Djiré, Candy Gonzalez, Nii Ashie Kotey, Shaheen Rafi Khan, Bernardo Reyes, Halina Ward, Moeed Yusuf (2005) IIED |en FrancaisEspañol

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