Blended Finance – IFC Press Releases

Tee Rasheed
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IFC is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. By encouraging growth, IFC advances economic development, creates jobs and improves the lives of people.
IFC advances economic development and improves the lives of people by encouraging the growth of the private sector in developing countries. We achieve this by investing in impactful projects, mobilizing other investors, and sharing expertise.
As the largest global development institution focused on the private sector, IFC operates in more than 100 countries around the globe. We apply lessons learned in one region to solve problems in another.
Our impact improves lives. IFC brings a clear set of advantages to the world’s most challenging markets. Including a history of innovation, a global mandate, and a determination to achieve measurable development impact.
Owned by 186 member countries and consistently rated AAA/Aaa. IFC aims to achieve our mission of promoting development by providing debt and equity to the private sector, through a range of benchmark and bespoke products.
IFC is a global leader in crowding-in private finance to deliver sustainable impact in the developing world.
Blended Finance is one of the most significant tools that a development finance institution like IFC can use, in cooperation with development partners, to address market failures and to help mobilize private investment in pioneering projects and challenging environments.
IFC is one of the world’s largest implementers of Blended Finance for private sector operations.
Since 2010, IFC has committed $4.6 billion of concessional funds from contributors to support 457 projects in over 95 countries, driving in $23 billion in additional financing to investments in climate, food security, health, low-income and fragile economies, and more. 

Blended finance for private sector projects is one of the most significant tools that development finance institutions can use to increase financing for important private sector activities, help address the Sustainable Development Goals, and mobilize private capital.
Learn more about the blended finance facilities in the following areas:
IFC’s strategic objectives for agribusiness are guided by providing enhanced food security, driving economic development and inclusiveness, and making sustainability a driver of business. 
IFC has a proven track record of mobilizing and intermediating concessional finance through successful partnerships that work toward the transition to a low-carbon future.
SME and Gender blended finance facilities offer guarantees to lower the risks faced by financial institutions moving into SME markets, and provide dedicated credit lines to reach women-owned SMEs.
Leveraging private resources, capacity, and expertise to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents.
The International Development Association’s (IDA) Private Sector Window was launched in 2017 to catalyze private sector investment in the poorest and most fragile countries.
IFC has a strong track-record in creating innovative solutions to catalyze limited public funds to help de-risk and unlock private investment using blended finance.
Our cross-cutting facilities are focused on building synergies and creating impact across priority themes through the use of blended finance.
Blended finance helps IFC undertake high-risk, high-impact projects that deliver development results in some of the world’s most challenging markets.


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