Public guarantees

Guarantees can mobilize and leverage commercial financing by mitigating and/or protecting risks (such as political, regulatory, and foreign-exchange risk), notably commercial default or political risks. This note focuses on public guarantees, where a government or an international donor agrees to bear some downside risk, typically by assuming a borrower’s debt obligation in the event of a default.

focal points

UNDP Staff Only: Once you identify your SDG Financing expert, please place a request for his/her services through your CO corporate planning system (IWP platform) under the ‘Service Requested’ section. Please be sure to indicate the name of the financing expert on the service request page (‘Summary of Service Expected’ box) in order to facilitate assignment.