Better Finance, Better World

Who’s behind it? – Blended Finance Taskforce

How can it help? –  This consultation paper developed by the Blended Finance Task Force (a partnership between the Business & Sustainable Development Commission and SYSTEMIQ) argues that institutional investors can leverage the current low-interest rate environment to use blended finance in a manner that de-risks investment in emerging markets infrastructure. The paper also notes the central role of multilateral development banks (MDBs) and DFIs, but calls on both to increase their mobilization ratios. The paper highlights that MDBs currently mobilize less than US$1 of private capital per dollar invested. Taking a “private sector” lens, the report provides actionable recommendations on the blended finance agenda.

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