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Foreign Direct Investment in South Asia: Policy, Trends, Impact and Determinants

dc.contributor.authorPravakar Sahoo
dc.description.abstractOne of the remarkable features of globalization in the 1990s was the flow of private capital in the form of foreign direct investment. FDI is an important source of development financing, and contributes to productivity gains by providing new investment, better technology, management expertise and export markets. Given resource constraints and lack of investment in developing countries, there has been increasing reliance on the market forces and private sector as the engine of economic growth. In the neoclassical growth model, FDI promotes economic growth by increasing the volume of investment and its efficiency. Therefore, all countries, particularly developing and least developed countries, seek to attract Foreign Direct Investment1 (FDI) for the package of benefits it brings along with it into the host country economy. Foreign investment, especially FDI, not only supplements domestic investment resources but also acts as a source of foreign exchange and can relax balance of payment constraints on growth. Considering the economic benefits and importance of FDI for promoting economic growth, most of the countries have formulated wide-reaching changes in national policies to attract FDI.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.titleForeign Direct Investment in South Asia: Policy, Trends, Impact and Determinants
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertRegional Development Finance
dc.subject.expertPublic Scrutiny of City Finances
dc.subject.expertNon-Bank Financial Institutions
dc.subject.expertLocal Government Finance
dc.subject.expertGovernment Financial Institutions
dc.subject.expertForeign and Domestic Financing
dc.subject.expertFinancial Risk Management
dc.subject.expertAssessing Corporate Governance
dc.subject.expertGood Governance
dc.subject.expertGovernance Approach
dc.subject.adbPublic Accounting
dc.subject.adbBusiness Financing
dc.subject.adbSocial Equity
dc.subject.adbEconomic Equity
dc.subject.adbProject Risks
dc.subject.adbProject Impact
dc.subject.adbPublic Administration
dc.subject.naturalInvestment Requirements
dc.subject.natural|Taxing power
dc.subject.naturalTax administration and procedure
dc.subject.naturalTax policy
dc.subject.naturalEffect of taxation on labor supply
dc.subject.naturalDecentralization in government
dc.subject.naturalCommunity power
dc.subject.naturalCorporate divestment
dc.subject.naturalCivil government
dc.subject.naturalDelegation of powers
dc.subject.naturalNeighborhood government
dc.subject.naturalSubnational governments
dc.subject.naturalDelivery of government services
dc.title.seriesADBI Working Paper Series
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.adminregionSouth Asia Region
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.authorSahoo, Pravakar

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    The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Working Paper series is a continuation of the formerly named Discussion Paper series which began in January 2003. The numbering of the papers continued without interruption or change. ADBI was established in 1997 in Tokyo, Japan, to help build capacity, skills, and knowledge related to poverty reduction and other areas that support long-term growth and competitiveness in developing economies in Asia and the Pacific.

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