Blending funds from private investors with concessional funds from donors and philanthropic sources has a strong potential to scale up investment in lower-income countries and thereby accelerate development. The use of blended concessional finance is already prevalent in lower-income countries representing over 70 percent of IFC’s commitments. Recent strategies from development finance institutions including the World Bank Group indicate that the relative share of lower-income countries in the global mix of blended concessional finance will increase further. Scaling up engagements in lower-income countries requires solutions tailored to local contexts, as well as the deployment of the whole spectrum of development finance tools, including advisory work, regulatory dialogue and reform, and a mix of blending instruments encompassing both pricing and risk mitigation features.
Blended Concessional Finance: Scaling Up Private Investment in Lower-Income Countries
- 01 Nov 18
- Policy and Research Reports
- Region Focus
- Central Africa, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, West Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa
- Sector Focus
- Agriculture, Housing and Real Estate