Blended Finance

“The private sector recognises that donors need an effective framework in order to take blended finance forward to the next level, these Principles provide the step in that direction, which now needs to be taken.”

Julia PRESCOT, Head of Strategy, MERIDIAM

“Blended finance will contribute to faster economic growth, but to achieve this it is vital to get donors into alignment.”

Martin WOLF, Chief Economics Commentator, FINANCIAL TIMES


Blended finance is the strategic use of development finance for the mobilisation of additional finance towards sustainable development in developing countries.

Blended finance attracts commercial capital towards projects that contribute to sustainable development, while providing financial returns to investors.

This innovative approach helps enlarge the total amount of resources available to developing countries, complementing their own investments and ODA inflows to fill their SDG financing gap, and support the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Guidance & Principles

The DAC Blended Finance Principles (pdf) and accompanying Guidance provide a common policy framework for all actors.

Focus areas

Explore specific blended finance approaches:


Track the trends in blended finance.

Community of Practice on Private Finance for Sustainable Development

The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Community of Practice on Private Finance for Sustainable Development (CoP-PFSD) is a platform for mutual learning and exchange between DAC members and the private sector.

As part of this workstream we have developed Impact Standards for Financing Sustainable Development (IS-FSD)


Tri Hita Karana (THK) Blended Finance Platform

A platform for exchange of innovative ideas, views and information on blended finance that ultimately contributes to achieving development impact by mobilising additional private investment to SDG projects through blended finance solutions.


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