Development Effects of Foreign Direct Investment in the Realm of the New Development Paradigm: Implications for Development Finance Institutions

Camilla Valeur Nygaard, Michael W. Hansen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingReport chapterResearch


This essay is a contribution to the ongoing work of development finance institutions (DFIs) to further develop methodologies that capture a broader range of development effects from DFIsupported investments. Our point of departure is foreign direct investment (FDI) where DFIs invest alongside multinational enterprises (MNEs), but the framework may also be relevant for other types of DFI investments. We argue that DFIs face increasing explicit requirements from their home governments to support sustainable development through their investments, which calls for a conceptual framework to understand the potential links between FDI and sustainable development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImpact of Development Finance Institutions on Sustainable Development : An Essay Series
EditorsSamantha Attridge, Dirk Willem te Velde, Søren Peter Andreasen
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherOverseas Development Institute
Publication date2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Cite this