Immigration from Bangladesh to India comprises the first single largest “bilateral corridor” of international migrants in the Global South. Most are irregular migrants. Would differentiating their stocks from the flows, and investing in the human capital of the former while regulating the latter amount to a policy India ought to innovate in its own economic self-interest?
Foreign direct investment is considered an important tool for accelerating economic growth and development. This study aims to identify the potential developing countries for foreign direct investment. The study uses a panel data of 30 countries from 13 regions of the world for the period 1995-2015. The estimation results highlight ten factors that significantly affect the inflow of foreign direct investment. The estimation of FDI potential identifies seventeen developing countries out of 30 countries that should have higher FDI inflows than actual, based on their development level and economic performance. Based on the results of the model, the study urges policymakers to focus on identified macroeconomic factors to attract greater foreign direct investment in the country.