Blended Finance development partners and contributors range from governments to multilaterals to trust funds to foundations.

Development Partner/Contributor and Related Facilities Brief Description
Government of Canada

Key contact: 
Andrey Shlyakhtenko

CCCP
BCFP
AREI

Canada and IFC have a long-standing blended finance partnership to unlock private sector opportunities to combat climate change through three Canada climate programs.
Climate Investment Funds

Key contact: 
Andrey Shlyakhtenko

CIF

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) is an $8 billion multi-donor trust fund that seeks to accelerate climate action by empowering transformations in clean technology, energy access, climate resilience, and sustainable forests in developing and middle-income countries.
Government of Finland

Key contact: 
Jussi Tapio Lehmusvaara

BFCP

In 2017, Finland and IFC entered a partnership to respond to the threat of climate change and the necessary private sector investments needed to reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
GAFSP

Key contact: 
Niraj H Shah

GAFSP

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is a global effort that pools donor resources to fund programs focused on increasing agricultural productivity as a way to reduce poverty and increase food and nutrition security. The Private Sector Window, managed by IFC, and supported by the governments of Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States, provides long- and short-term loans, credit guarantees, equity, and technical assistance to private sector companies and financial intermediaries.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Key contact: 
Bheeshm Chaudhary

Gates

India Agritech Facility (BMGF-IAF) de-risks IFC’s early-stage equity investments in agriculture technology ('agritech') companies in India and aims to develop solutions for Indian smallholder farmers by investing in private sector led innovations in agriculture technology and business models that have the potential to be deployed at scale.
The Global Environmental Facility

Key contact: 
Elizabeth T. Burden

GEF

The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) is a partnership across 18 implementing agencies — including the World Bank Group — that works with 183 countries to support developing countries to meet their international environmental commitments and to help safeguard the world’s forests, land, water, climate, and oceans, build green cities, protect threatened wildlife, and tackle new environmental threats like marine plastic pollution.
Green Climate Fund

Key contact: 
Jussi Tapio Lehmusvaara

GCF

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the world’s largest dedicated fund helping developing countries respond to climate change. IFC can seek GCF funding for programs and projects for blending for its investment operations.
International Development Association

Key contact: 
Jeremie Dumon

IDA, IFC, MIGA Private Sector Window

IDA is one of the largest sources of assistance for the world’s poorest countries and is the single largest source of donor funds for basic social services in these countries. The IDA-PSW facility works to catalyze private sector investment in IDA-only countries, with a focus on fragile and conflict-affected states (FCS).
Government of the Netherlands

Key contact: 
Jussi Tapio Lehmusvaara

MENA PSD

Government of the Netherlands IFC has embarked on a regional partnership with the Government of the Netherlands to support development across the Middle East and North Africa region, which includes a dedicated blended finance facility, Alafaq Aljadida (New Horizons), to help reduce the risk profile of projects with high development impact in the MENA region.


Key contact:
Hanh Nam Nguyen

GSMEF

The Global SME Finance Facility is a blended-finance partnership, supported by the Government of the Netherlands, focused on helping to close the financing gap faced by SMEs in emerging markets. By providing investment and advisory services to financial institutions, the Facility helps them expand lending to SMEs in challenging markets and segments.
Government of the United Kingdom

Key contact:
Elizabeth T. Burden 

MAGC

Partnership on Blended Finance for Climate with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Key contact:
Hanh Nam Nguyen


GSMEF

The Global SME Finance Facility is a blended-finance partnership, supported by the UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office focused on helping to close the financing gap faced by SMEs in emerging markets. By providing investment and advisory services to financial institutions, the Facility helps them expand lending to SMEs in challenging markets and segments.
We-Fi

Key contact:
Hanh Nam Nguyen

IFC-We-Fi
We-Fi website

The International Finance Corporation Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (IFC We-Fi) program, a part of the World Bank Group We-Fi program, works with private sector actors to enable women entrepreneurs to start and grow firms.
WeOF

Key contact:
Hanh Nam Nguyen

WeOF

In partnership with the Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women (“GS10KW”) WeOF is the first-of-its-kind global facility dedicated to promoting access to finance for women-owned SMEs (“WSMEs”) through financial institutions (“FIs”).


Partnerships and Multilateral Engagement

IFC is a global convener, working with governments, multilaterals, corporations and other actors to mobilize private sector investment for development impact.

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