Mr. Meloni provides expert advice to Governments on economic policies, particularly as they relate to promoting foreign direct investment, the legal and regulatory framework for investment (investment codes, corporate taxation, foreign exchange regulations, labour law, competition, international trade, sectoral regulations) and investment promotion institutions.
Within UNCTAD, Mr. Meloni is responsible for the preparation of Investment Policy Reviews for developing countries and economies in transition, and for the coordination of follow-up technical assistance programs. Investment Policy Reviews are comprehensive evaluations of a country's policy, regulatory and institutional environment for investment.
He was key author of the Investment Policy Reviews of Brazil, Nigeria, the Dominican Republic, Belarus, Guatemala and Mongolia, and participated in the preparation of over 15 other Investment Policy Reviews. He also organized technical assistance programmes to implement the reports' recommendations on the policy environment for investment, including tax policy reform, the regulation of different economic sectors, the modernization of the investment legislation, and the strengthening of investment promotion institutions.