The COVID-19 pandemic has instigated a capital flight from developing and emerging markets. Development progress achieved in recent years, whether in poverty reduction, food security or economic development, is in jeopardy of unravelling.
While many development practitioners are rightly focused on saving lives in the face of the virus, LINC outlines in this primer five ways that these actors can adapt to the new investment environment of emerging markets via blended finance. The authors stress the value of blended finance to corral private investors. They also highlight actionable items for blended finance practitioners that will improve its application, including better internal capacities and efficiencies.