Promoting Private Capital Flows and Handling Volatility

Role of National and International Policies

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Report of a Commonwealth Working Group that considers the role of national and international policies in encouraging private capital flows for investment. The Working Group concluded that, in general, private capital flows can bring notable benefits for economic development by increasing growth and investment.



Growing Role of Private Capital Flows to Developing Countries in the 1990s Opportunities and Constraints

International capital flows have increased markedly since the early 1970s and have, arguably, become as important as trade flows in promoting global economic integration. For the advanced economies, annual average gross foreign direct investment flows increased more than six fold between 1973-78 and 1989-94, while portfolio investment outflows increased 26 fold over the same period.


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