Discussion paper

The Why and How of Blended Finance

November 24, 2020

Recommendations to Strengthen the Rationale for and Efficient Use of Concessional Resources in Development Finance Institutions’ (DFI) Operations.

The paper discusses ways to deploy concessional finance more efficiently once the rationale is correctly identified and articulated. It argues that the COVID-19 pandemic not only raises the urgency to deploy blended finance efficiently and effectively, it also represents an exceptional circumstance to consider the use of blended finance in portfolio.