A significant scale-up of investment is required today to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Current development financing levels are insufficient, with an estimated $4.2 trillion funding gap per annum to realize the SDGs in developing countries alone. Blended finance is one critical approach to mobilizing new sources of capital for the SDGs.
To further deep dive into this topic, the LSFI organised in June 2023 a masterclass on blended finance. The summary report covers the key takeaways of this LSFI Masterclass; it provides an overview of the subject, covering what it is, how it works, why it is relevant, challenges and best practices.