• BLOG
    12 February 2018
    5 insights from OECD's recent blended finance report
    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s recent report, Making Blended Finance Work for the Sustainable Development Goals, is a comprehensive assessment of the state and priorities of blended finance, with the aim to improve its implementation and move development practitioners towards 'blended finance 2.0'.
  • NEWS
    06 February 2018
    Convergence and OECD host blended finance knowledge exchange and learning session
    Convergence organized a blended finance capacity building session for OECD-DAC members and partner countries at the OECD headquarters in Paris. The objective of this session was to (1) Demonstrate the potential of blended finance as a complementary tool to grants (2) Stimulate the OECD-DAC member countries to increase their financial commitments to blended finance projects/facilities.
    01 February 2018
    Design Funding for catalytic blended finance vehicles
    Convergence is currently accepting applications for our Design Funding grant program. We award feasibility study and proof of concept grant funding for practitioners to design catalytic blended finance vehicles that aim to attract private capital to global development at scale.
  • BLOG
    12 December 2017
    Putting the new OECD blended finance principles in focus
    Recently, the OECD Development Assistance Committee adopted five principles to guide the use of blended finance for development. Convergence takes a closer look at principles 2 and 3 and looks ahead to how principles can become practice.  
    The INVEST Project: Mobilizing Private Investment for Development
    Through INVEST, USAID seeks to unlock the potential of private capital to drive inclusive growth in countries around the world. Increasingly, private investors and businesses are looking to emerging markets for better returns and new market opportunities. Encouraging investment in these markets in high-impact areas important to USAID such as agriculture, financial services, infrastructure, energy, clean water, health, and education, however, requires new forms of collaboration between USAID and the investment community.
    12 October 2017
    Blended finance session at SOCAP17
    Convergence will be hosting a blended finance session at SOCAP17 that brings together diverse actors from the blended finance landscape to explore how blended finance deals are made and what makes them work.