What India's MPs Want to Know About Foreign Direct Investment

 This note summarises the findings from NCAER’s analysis of the written questions on FDI that Members of Parliament (MPs) submitted in Parliament between 2 July 2009 and 21 February 2014. While the purpose of this analysis was to understand the types of FDI-related information MPs typically seek when considering FDI issues in Parliament, it revealed gaps in the data available with Government to answer such questions. Most notable among these is the lack of state-specific FDI data, a comprehensive listing of foreign investors, and information about their employment and economic impact in India.

Premila Nazareth Satyanand
Mar 2015

Economic Policy, Trade