Blended Finance & Gender Equality

Convergence

This Brief considers how blended finance has been deployed to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment (referred to as “gender” for simplicity) as a means to sustainable development. The Convergence database includes 100 blended finance deals that target – in full or in part – gender objectives. These deals (“gender-related deals”) represent an aggregate volume of $11.4 billion of capital invested in developing countries, and account for 25% of all blended finance deals. Gender-related deals are diverse in size, deal type, region focus, sector focus, and blending archetype, reflecting the many ways gender objectives can be incorporated into blended finance approaches.

    Date
    19 March, 2019
    Type
    Data Briefs
    Region Focus
    East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
    Sector Focus
    Agriculture, Education, Energy, Financial Services, General, Health, Infrastructure (Non-Energy)