Supporting economic growth in developing countries

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)


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Supporting economic growth in developing countries
Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

Who is MIGA?

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is a member of the World Bank Group. MIGA’s goal is to promote foreign direct investment into developing countries to support economic growth and more.

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MIGA’s needs

We were approached by our UI/UX partner, OutCast, to assist in the implementation of MIGA’s upgrade to Drupal 8 and redesign. MIGA saw an opportunity to modernize their web presence moving off of Microsoft Sharepoint to Drupal 8.

Our Goals

Outcast led the design efforts and relied on our decade of Drupal experience to make recommendations and changes. Our goals for this redesign and migration were to:

  1. Minimize duplication where possible and simplify.
  2. Provide Content Editors an easy way to embed interactive media.
  3. Integrate MIGA’s process into the website.
  4. Maintain compliance with WCAG 2.1 AA guidelines.

How we helped them

Content Model

Outcast brought its initial findings from its content audit and modeling. We evaluated their results and made recommendations. We reduced the number of proposed content types. Twelve of the content types had similar, if not identical, field structures. Instead, we opted to combine these content types into one content type with a field to select which type of content it is. View Modes were not sufficient here since they needed to be searchable by type of content. Instead of having a single WYSIWYG Body field, we opted to use Paragraphs exclusively for any content that didn’t need to be structured. With 18+ paragraphs, Content Editors had the flexibility to be creative with their content. We also reduced the number of proposed taxonomies. Similar to the content types, some taxonomies had duplicate terms used in similar ways. We recommended using one taxonomy for those cases but changing the label on the create forms to prevent confusion. We agreed with Outcast that we should keep the images styles to a minimum. We stayed within 4 different image styles with different dimensions wherever possible.

Accessibility Compliance

Our experience with WCAG compliance testing and development was beneficial when MIGA brought in a company to certify compliance. We worked with the company to confirm and resolve nonconforming defects.

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Connecting MIGA’s Process

There were two ways that we pulled in MIGA’s process: (1) proving automatic and manual mechanism for content audits as well as (2) automating content handling based on recently published content. MIGA needed a way to help their managers keep on top of the different projects that were being published. We added integrations that emailed specific people when a project is published and even if certain fields were changed. Along the same lines, we created an automatic workflow that unpublished outdated content by associating new content labeled a specific way. Lastly, we created a content audit view to help managers to evaluate their content. The ability to export as a CSV gave them the ability to analyze the content further on an external tool.

Improving one bit at a time

We continue to work with the great people of MIGA to improve their website and to further incorporate their process with Drupal. Each new feature is tested for accessibility compliance to maintain their certification as well as the goals set forth early on this project.

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