Investment Insurance and Developmental Impact: Evaluating MIGA's Experience

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World Bank Publications, Jan 1, 2001 - Political Science - 124 pages
This book assesses the impacts of a large sample of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) assisted investments. It seeks to inform civil society, academia, and other interested parties on the evaluation work MIGA has been involved in since 1998. The report presents information on the actual developmental impact of 52 MIGA-guaranteed projects and demonstrates, using multiple paradigms, the extent to which private investments have contributed to economic and social development in their host countries.
 

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Page 7 - The objective of the Agency shall be to encourage the flow of investments for productive purposes among member countries, and in particular to developing member countries...
Page 17 - Trade (GATT); the International Monetary Fund (IMF); the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD); the International Finance Corporation (IFC); and the various other United Nations agencies including the Economic Commission for Europe.
Page 102 - For the purposes of this chapter, a case eniory study evaluation is defined as "a method for learning about a complex instance, based on a comprehensive understanding of that instance, obtained by extensive description and analysis of that instance, taken as a whole and in its context" (US General Accounting Office, l990, p.
Page 102 - One definition of case studies is "a method for learning about a complex instance, based on a comprehensive understanding of that instance obtained by extensive description and analysis of that instance taken as a whole and in its context.
Page 7 - MIGA used new technologies to disseminate information on investment opportunities and business operating conditions in developing member countries...
Page 44 - In nonprofits, however, human capital is the overwhelmingly important form of capital, and "the essence of human capital is that investments are made in human resources so as to improve their productivity
Page 89 - UN headquarters, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the UN Development Program (UNDP), and the UN regional commissions.
Page 76 - Uganda was one of the first countries to qualify for debt reduction under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative.

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