Policy Uncertainty Reduces Investment

Evidence points to inverse relationship between policy uncertainty and inward foreign investment. While political and regional milieu play their part, policy and regulatory prescriptions at domestic and international levels substantially influence uncertainty, thus impacting investment. CUTS International and Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Kenya organised this side event to the UNCTAD World Investment Forum with the objective to develop a programme agenda aimed at identifying specific causes of policy and regulatory uncertainty, measures to address the same, and developing a roadmap for working with relevant stakeholders to put the prescriptions into practice.