Mobilization of Private Finance by Multilateral Development Banks and Development Finance Institutions 2018


The Mobilization of Private Finance by Multilateral Development Banks and Development Finance Institutions 2018 reports on mobilization from 27 Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs). The institutions follow a common methodology that was agreed in 2016. This is the third annual report of the series.

The report measures private investment in development projects structured and supported by MDBs and DFIs. These investments support global sustainable development goals by promoting inclusive and sustainable growth, fighting poverty and inequality, mitigating the effects of climate change, or achieving other development impacts.

In 2018, in low- and middle-income countries, MDBs and DFIs reported over $69 billion in total private mobilization, a significant increase over the $53 billion reported in 2017. The total mobilization includes $20.1 billion in private direct mobilization, a key priority of many MDBs.

Highlights include:

  • A 4-percent increase in total private mobilization for low-income countries over 2017
  • An increase to $33 billion in infrastructure investment mobilization, from $27 billion in 2017
  • Growth of over 5 percent in private direct mobilization across the entire three years

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