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Sustainable Developmental Goal 17 (SDG 17) aims revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development and strengthen the means of implementation.

Foreign direct investment refers to direct investment equity flows in an economy. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, and other capital. Ownership of 10% or more of the ordinary shares of voting stock is the criterion for determining the existence of a direct investment relationship. This series shows net inflows/ outflows of investment from the reporting economy to the rest of the world, and is divided by GDP.


Across the six-year period, among African member states, Seychelles recorded the highest peak net outflow of 17.7% of its GDP, as well as the highest peak inflow of foreign direct investment at 13.4% of its GDP.