Blended Finance

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.

  • $4.6 Billion in concessional donor funds
  • 457 projects supported
  • $23 Billion in additional financing
  • 95+ countries

At a Glance

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. 

Focus Areas

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:

Agribusiness & Food Security

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.

Gender & SME Finance

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.

Human Capital

Leveraging private resources, capacity, and expertise to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents.

Low Income & Fragile Economies

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.

Cross-cutting Areas

Our cross-cutting facilities are focused on building synergies and creating impact across priority themes through the use of blended finance.

Insights & Reports


Development Results

Blended finance helps IFC undertake high-risk, high-impact projects that deliver development results in some of the world’s most challenging markets.