blended finance for development

Effective development aid through blended finance? Proceed with care

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These days when the development community talks about aid effectiveness, using aid to increase private sector investments isn’t far from their thoughts. The recent discussions at the second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) in November were no different. The GPEDC is the premier forum for the development community: providers […]


Blended finance: Understanding its potential for Agenda 2030

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Blended finance, or the use of public funds to de-risk or ‘leverage’ private investments in development, has been presented by donors and development finance institutions as having the potential to provide at least part of the solution to the gap in funding for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the discussion about blending has been […]


Innovation ... and effectiveness? Challenges, risks and opportunities for blended finance

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Date 30 November 2016 Time 14.30–15.30 pm (EAT) Location Impala/Turkana rooms, Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya Co-hosts Development Initiatives, Oxfam International, UK Aid Network Speakers Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission Dr Fanwell K. Bokosi, Executive Director, Afrodad Mr Roland G. Tungpalan, Deputy Director General (Undersecretary) for Investment Programming […]


The Busan principles and blended finance: time to bridge the divide

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“Our partnership is founded on a common set of principles that underpin all forms of development co-operation. At the same time, we recognise that the ways in which these principles are applied differ … among the different types of public and private stakeholders involved.” [para 8] In fact, a number of non-governmental actors have signed […]


Aligning blended finance to Busan principles

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This paper is based on the principles established in the 2011 Busan Partnership Agreement (country ownership; transparency and accountability; a focus on results; and inclusive partnerships). We’ve analysed what is known about policies, strategies and principles for blended finance against these principles to see where they align. Key learnings All development effectiveness principles are conceptually reflected to some […]


The role of blended finance in the 2030 Agenda: setting out an analytical approach

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The potential role of blended finance – the use of public-sector funds to mobilise private investments for the financing of development projects – has gained increasing interest and recognition from international policy dialogues and recent UN agreements. This includes the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Donors are already pledging to scale up their efforts to […]


DI kicks off project on blended public−private finance for development

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Ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been agreed by UN member states, but there is a significant financing gap for developing countries aiming to meet these goals, estimated at trillions of US dollars annually. This gap is very unlikely to be filled by official development assistance (ODA). Many of the least developed countries (LDCs) will […]