1. Introduction : foreign direct investment and human development / Olivier De Schutter, Johan Swinnen and Jan Wouters 2. International investment law : the perpetual search for consensus / Jan Wouters, Sanderijn Duquet and Nicolas Hachez 3. Foreign direct investment as an engine for economic growth and human development : a review of the arguments and empirical evidence / Liesbeth Colen, Miet Maertens and Johan Swinnen 4. Determinants of foreign direct investment flows to developing countries : the role of international investment agreements / Liesbeth Colen, Miet Maertens and Johan Swinnen 5. What type of foreign direct investment is attracted by bilateral investment treaties? / Liesbeth Colen and Andrea Guariso 6. The host state : improving the monitoring of international investment agreements at the national level / Olivier De Schutter 7. Risk managers or risk promoters? : the impacts of export credit and investment insurance agencies on human development and human rights / Matthias Sant'Ana 8. Improving the framework of negotiations on international investment agreements / Philip De Man and Jan Wouters 9. The role of development banks : the European Investment Bank's substantive and procedural accountability principles with regard to human rights, social and environmental concerns / Nicolas Hachez and Jan Wouters.