Technical Assistance for the Preparation of CEFTA Investment Report

Client/Funding Institution

Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA)


The aim of this Service Contract is to provide technical assistance for the preparation of a CEFTA Investment Report. Beneficiaries are the Parties of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) 2006. The Report will support the CEFTA Parties in fostering FDI in order to meet common development goals and promote the region as an attractive investment site. Systematic collection and methodologically sound assessment of FDI-related data including those on foreign affiliates (FATS) is an indispensable tool in the hands of policy-makers to stimulate and, if necessary, direct the foreign direct investment process for achieving the expected positive effects. To this end, the CEFTA Working Group on Trade in Services Statistics, FATS and FDI Statistics has set the objective to improve the quality of statistics across the CEFTA region and harmonise statistics with those of the European Union. Part A will present and analyse FDI trends in CEFTA Parties. This part deals with the current trends of FDI in the Region with reference to the period 2009-2015. Part B will provide a detailed analysis of the pattern of multinational enterprises’ (MNEs) involvement in the manufacturing sector and its impact on local economies.


October 2016 - December 2017

wiiw team Leader

Gabor Hunya

wiiw Staff

Manuela Engleitner, Mahdi Ghodsi, Vladimir Gligorov, Richard Grieveson, Doris Hanzl-Weiss, Roman Stöllinger


Keywords: FDI, CEFTA, development goals, foreign affiliates, FATS, mulitnational enterprises, manufacturing, Investment Report

Countries covered: EU-28

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI