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    MIGA Annual Report 2021
    (Washington, DC: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, 2021-10-01) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    In FY21, MIGA issued 5.2 billion US Dollars in new guarantees across 40 projects. These projects are expected to provide 784,000 people with new or improved electricity service, create over 14,000 jobs, generate over 362 million US Dollars in taxes for the host countries, and enable about 1.3 billion US Dollars in loans to businesses—critical as countries around the world work to keep their economies afloat. Of the 40 projects supported during FY21, 85 percent addressed at least one of the strategic priority areas, namely, IDA-eligible countries (lower-income), fragile and conflict affected situations (FCS), and climate finance. As of June 2021, MIGA has also issued 5.6 billion US Dollars of guarantees through our COVID-19 Response Program and anticipate an expansion to 10–12 billion US Dollars over the coming years, a testament to the countercyclical role that MIGA can play in mobilizing private investment in the face of the pandemic. A member of the World Bank Group, MIGA is committed to strong development impact and promoting projects that are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable. MIGA helps investors mitigate the risks of restrictions on currency conversion and transfer, breach of contract by governments, expropriation, and war and civil disturbance, as well as offering credit enhancement on sovereign obligations.
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    MIGA Annual Report 2014 : Insuring Investments, Ensuring Opportunities
    (Washington, DC: World Bank Group, 2014) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    In 2014, the World Bank Group adopted a joint strategy for dealing with impediments to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. One of the strategy’s key elements underscores the essential role private sector investment can play working alongside public sector support to bear down on the most challenging development issues client countries face, such as job creation, infrastructure deficits, and climate change. MIGA’s role has become increasingly valuable in delivering results to achieve these twin goals as demonstrated by the increased demand for our political risk insurance and credit enhancement products that facilitate the expansion of private investment into emerging markets. In fiscal year 2014, MIGA issued a record $3.2 billion in new guarantees while our gross exposure reached $12.4 billion. MIGA’s added value stems from our ability to mobilize private sector investment in environments that are often beyond the risk tolerance of commercial sources of capital. This past fiscal year, MIGA worked with various stakeholders to develop our own strategy that aligns our objectives with the World Bank Group’s twin goals and underscores our aspiration to achieve significant development impact beyond what we can do alone. To achieve this, MIGA will need to be financially sustainable by prudently managing our risks, covering operating costs, and creating financial latitude by growing the Agency’s capital base.
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    MIGA Annual Report 2013 : Insuring Investments, Ensuring Opportunities
    (Washington, DC: World Bank Group, 2013-10-11) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    In fiscal year 2013, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) issued 2.8 billion dollars in investment guarantees for projects in our developing member countries. At 1.5 billion dollars, representing more than half of new business, the bulk of MIGA's guarantees issued support investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sixty-nine percent of new business volume this year was in complex projects in infrastructure and extractive industries, a strategic priority for the Agency. This year, 82 percent of MIGA's new volume fell into one or more of strategic priority areas: investments in the world's poorest countries, "South-South" investments, investments in conflict-affected countries, and investments in complex projects. MIGA also established the conflict-affected and fragile economies facility to further deepen support to this priority area.
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    MIGA Annual Report 2012
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2012-10) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    In fiscal year 2012, a total issue of $2.7 billion in guarantees for projects in Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency's (MIGA's) developing member countries and an additional $10.6 million was issued under MIGA administered trust funds. This is another record high for new issuance by the Agency, the second consecutive year of this trend, and was marked by increased regional and sectoral diversification. Fifty-eight percent of projects guaranteed, accounting for 70 percent of the total volume of new coverage, address at least one of MIGA's four strategic priority areas. Fiscal year 2012 also marks the fifth consecutive year of record levels in the Agency's gross portfolio. MIGA issued $2.7 billion in guarantees in support of investments in developing countries. The Agency welcomed two new members, Niger and South Sudan, during the fiscal year. This report highlights MIGA's active support for these objectives in fiscal year 2012. It demonstrates the Agency's ability to deliver on its mandate to promote foreign direct investment into developing countries to support economic growth, reduce poverty, and improve people's lives. As the global investment environment becomes increasingly volatile, and MIGA's clients look for opportunities in frontier markets, there is greater interest in political risk-mitigation mechanisms. MIGA has positioned itself well to respond to these developments especially as a result of its stronger field presence and internal reforms over the last two years. MIGA is committed to promoting projects that promise a strong development impact and are economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable. MIGA's projects this past year demonstrate this focus in a wide range of sectors, across all regions. In fiscal year 2012 the Agency's projects in the region accounted for 24 percent of volume, twice the level of the previous year.
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    MIGA Annual Report 2011 : Insuring Investments, Ensuring Opportunities
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2011) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    The report highlights Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency's (MIGA's) innovation, flexibility, and ability to deliver on its own modernization agenda. This year, the agency secured significant amendments to its Convention that enhances its value as a multilateral provider of political risk insurance. These amendments, approved by the Council of Governors in August, have already enabled MIGA to support projects that would not previously have been possible. In fiscal year 2011, MIGA provided $2.1 billion in new guarantee coverage a record high for the agency, and a 43 percent increase over the previous year, which indicates renewed interest in political risk-mitigation products. MIGA has shown renewed diversification and regional outreach from its support for a manufacturing plant in Iraq, to an agribusiness venture in Liberia, to a mining feasibility study in Indonesia, and to banking endeavors supporting small and medium enterprises in 14 countries. MIGA's concerted efforts to encourage foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Middle East and North Africa region have been especially important this year. This report also notes important amendments to MIGA's convention, approved by the Council of Governors, which took effect in November 2010. These historic amendments greatly enhance our ability to support clients. Now MIGA able to cover stand-alone debt and some existing investments, putting us in a better position to support investors in times of uncertainty. Clients have responded very positively to MIGA's expanded authority, which has also contributed to this year's increased business volume.
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    MIGA Annual Report 2009
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2009) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    For Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the challenge this year has been promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) into developing countries at a time when investment flows are slumping. While many investors shied away from projects because of the difficult investment climate, those who have been doing business recognized the need for the kind of political risk guarantees MIGA provides. This year, MIGA provided $1.4 billion in guarantees for a range of projects, down from the agency's banner year of $2.1 billion in guarantees in 2008. But MIGA also experienced far fewer cancellations of existing coverage this year than in previous years. MIGA is also supporting projects to help the most vulnerable. This year, the agency entered into an innovative contract to facilitate up to $100 million of investments to small and medium-size enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, businesses which account for most of the continent's jobs. MIGA has also focused on internal changes. At a time of financial crisis, promoting FDI depends on moving quickly to meet the emerging needs of clients. This will enhance MIGA's operational flexibility and procedural efficiency, and should lead to more business while strengthening MIGA's position as a self-standing enterprise.
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    MIGA 2008 Annual Report
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2008) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    During fiscal year 2008, the Bank Group committed $38.2 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and to private businesses in member countries, an increase of $3.9 billion (11.4 percent) from fiscal year 2007. The World Bank, comprising International Development Association (IDA) and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), committed $24.7 billion in loans and grants to its member countries. IDA commitments to the world's poorest countries were $11.2 billion, five percent lower than the previous year. IBRD commitments in fiscal 2008 totaled $13.5 billion, five percent higher than the previous year. International Finance Corporation (IFC) committed $11.4 billion and mobilized an additional $4.8 billion for private sector investments in developing countries, more than 40 percent of which were in IDA eligible countries. Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) issued close to $2.1 billion in guarantees in support of investments in the developing world, an increase of $730 million over 2007. Of the total, $689.6 million went to IDA-eligible countries. This year, MIGA's operating income was $55 million, compared with $49 million in FY07. The increase of $6 million was due to an increase in net premium income and investment income and a decrease in the agency's administrative expenses. FY08 net income increased by $3.4 million compared to FY07, primarily due to higher guarantee income and investment income and translation gains.
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    MIGA 2007 Annual Report
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2007) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    In this report several records stand out from fiscal year 2007: Nearly half (48 percent) of projects supported by MIGA were in IDA-eligible countries, bringing MIGA's outstanding exposure in IDA countries to 41 percent. In addition, 38 percent of the projects supported during the year were in Africa, where MIGA has supported critical investments with a total of $2.3 billion in guarantees since 1991. The 2007 review also illustrates MIGA's commitment to supporting developing country investors, which represent a growing source of foreign direct investment in the developing world. These achievements point to the institution's strong dedication to confronting poverty-especially where it is most dire. Fiscal 2007 was also a strong year for MIGA's non-guarantee activities, with 44 technical assistance projects conducted in 29 countries in all regions, in addition to several regional and global initiatives. The fiscal year also registered important innovations in MIGA's delivery of investment-related information, with the launch of two new knowledge websites on foreign investment and political risk insurance. The report stresses that MIGA not only needs to adapt to a changing world: it must find a way to support the inclusive and sustainable globalization that will help all countries, particularly the poorest, to take advantage of ongoing changes and opportunities in the world economy.
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    MIGA 2006 Annual Report
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2006) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    Contents: Highlights: Fiscal Year 2006 Highlights. Letter from the President to the Council of Governors. Board Activities Highlights. Message from the Executive Vice President. MIGA Officers and Managers. Development Impact: MIGA and Infrastructure: Improving People's Lives. Operational Overview: Guarantees. Technical Assistance. Online Information Dissemination. Legal and Claims. Regional Activities: Asia and the Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa. Independent Evaluation Group and Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman. Management's Discussion and Analysis (FY06) and Financial Statements.
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    2004 Annual Report
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2004) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
    Although a small agency, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has a broad mandate-to promote productive foreign direct investment (FDI) flows into developing countries. The Agency's results in fiscal 2004 were mixed. While the total amount of guarantees issued fell slightly, to $1.1 billion, a greater proportion of projects supported were in the poorer countries eligible for financing from the International Development Association (IDA). In membership, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Suriname joined MIGA, bringing the number of member countries to 164. Highlights for the year include: first guarantee coverage for investors from the Czech Republic and Poland; three water projects supported-two in China and one in Russia; 16 projects supported in conflict-affected countries; 65 technical assistance activities conducted in 29 countries, along with regional and global initiatives; new technical assistance work initiated in Afghanistan, China, Mali, Paraguay, South Africa and Tajikistan; the European Investor Outreach Program launched with co-funding from the Austrian government; and FDI Promotion Center launched.