MIGA provides political risk insurance (guarantees) for projects in a broad range of sectors in developing member countries, covering all regions of the world.
MIGA guarantees offer much more than just the assurance that losses will be recovered. Our insurance also benefits investors and lenders by:
Deterring Harmful Actions
MIGA’s status as a member of the World Bank Group and its relationship with shareholder governments provides additional leverage in protecting investments.
Providing Environmental and Social Expertise
MIGA helps investors and lenders ensure that projects comply with what are considered to be the world’s best social and environmental safeguards.
As an honest broker, MIGA intervenes at the first sign of trouble to resolve potential investment disputes before they reach claim status, helping to maintain investments and keep revenues flowing. If MIGA is unable to prevent a claim, our strong balance sheet allows us to make prompt payments.
Our guarantees can help investors obtain project finance from banks and equity partners.
The agency can provide insurance coverage for up to 15 years (in some cases 20), which may increase the tenor of loans available to investors.Providing extensive country knowledge - MIGA applies decades of experience, global reach, and knowledge of developing countries to each transaction.
Lowering Borrowing Costs
MIGA-guaranteed loans may help reduce risk-capital ratings of projects.