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International Institute for Sustainable Development

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Reform of International Finance and Trade
  • Grant Amount $25,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–February 28, 2006
  • Location Winnipeg, Canada
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

During the past 20 years, developing countries have relied on foreign direct investment as a major source of development funding. As a result, developed countries have entered into more than 2,200 known investment treaties, with serious legal and policy implications. This grant will support the INVEST-SD News Bulletin, an electronic news service created by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to provide information on policies or measures affecting foreign investors. Funding will enable the INVEST-SD News Bulletin to monitor new treaty negotiations; analyze legal disputes between foreign investors and host governments; and publicize events and resources related to foreign investments, particularly the impact on sustainable development. The bulletin is published two or three times each month, and is distributed via email and on the World Wide Web.IISD, established in 1990, works to promote sustainable development in public- and private-sector decisionmaking internationally and within Canada.