The State of Blended Finance 2021 is the fifth edition of Convergence's flagship annual report. The report uses Convergence's proprietary blended finance data to provide an updated analysis of the blended finance market, including blending approaches, sectors, regions and investor trends. For the first time, this year's report will also include a thematic focus on how to achieve scale in the blended finance market, highlighting key challenges and recommendations. The report will include guest op-eds from prominent stakeholders in the blended finance market, including development agencies, MDBs and DFIs, think tanks, and private investors.
With the intensifying effects of climate change and the protracted global pandemic exacerbating existing development challenges in the past year, Convergence posits the time for scale in blended finance is now.