August 28, 2019:
We are proud to officially launch the Initiative for Blended Finance today. Please find our media release below.
Publications & Readings
Recent IBF & Partner Publications
The State of Blended Finance 2019
IBF partner Convergence uses proprietary data and insights to provide an updated analysis of the blended finance market, including impact, blending approaches, sectors, and regions. The reports also highlights the top investors in the space, provides an overview of key events in blended finance, and reflects on progress that has been made on previous action items and issue areas.
„Billions to Trillions? Issues on the Role of Development Banks in Mobilizing Private Finance“
on CGD website / Nov. 17, 2017 / article link
„Making Blended Finance Work for the Sustainable Development Goals“
on OECD website / Jan. 29, 2018 / resource link
„The OECD DAC Blended Finance Principles“
on OECD website / resource link
Better Finance Better World
The Blended Finance Task Force calls for action to scale up the blended finance market. Leadership is necessary across the entire investment system in order to make this happen, including: (i) the providers of capital (including institutional investors, foundations and developed countries), (ii) intermediaries who blend capital (both public and private); and (iii) developing countries.
„Innovative financing for development:as if social returns, incentives, and value for money really mattered“
in GREAT Insights / August, 2015 / article link
„Donor engagement in Innovative Finance: Opportunities and Obstacles“
by DCED / resource link
„Blended Finance Vol.1: A Primer for Development Finance and Philanthropic Funders“
by OECD & WEF / resource link
Accelerating Impact-Linked Finance
IBF partner Roots of Impact teamed up with the Boston Consulting Group to investigate how financial rewards to achieved outcomes can nudge enterprises to create even more impact and better crowd-in investment.
„A Recipe for Change: Can Blended Finance Help Trigger an ‚Impact Revolution‘?“
on NextBillion / Nov. 6, 2018 / article link
„How Impact-Linked Finance can accelerate the SDGs“
on BCG website / 2019 / article link
„Social Impact Incentives: A New Solution for Blended Finance“
on NextBillion / July 25, 2017 / article link