Publication

The State of Blended Finance

Business & Sustainable Development Commission and Convergence July 26, 2017

This working paper (report) has been jointly produced by the Blended Finance Breakthrough Taskforce (BFBT) convened by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, and Convergence. The State of Blended Finance aims to expand the evidence-base around the potential of blended finance to help close the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) funding gap by summarizing blended finance deal trends and identifying ongoing blended finance-related efforts of key actors in the space. This report will inform the recommendations the BFBT intends to deliver to unlock systemic barriers in the blended finance ecosystem that are currently preventing the flow of mainstream capital into blended finance transactions at scale.