DEFINITION of 'Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency - MIGA'
An organization established in 1988 by the World Bank and based in Washington, D.C. The goal of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is to promote investment in developing countries. The organization offers a variety of services in order to encourage foreign direct investment, including risk insurance against foreign exchange restrictions, outbreak of conflicts or wars, imposed spending limits and related restrictions on company assets.
BREAKING DOWN 'Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency - MIGA'
In addition to providing political risk insurance to corporations that want to invest in developing countries, MIGA offers advisory services to developing country governments. The organization advises on the policies and procedures these governments should follow and the best ways these countries can attract foreign investment. Other services by the MIGA include licensing arrangements, franchising and technology support.