• NEWS
    19 April 2018
    Convergence CEO Joan Larrea named to FinDev Canada's advisory council
    FinDev Canada, Canada’s development finance institution, is pleased to announce the first members of its Advisory Council. The Council will guide and advise the institution as it works to identify opportunities to use financial solutions to positively impact global poverty.
  • NEWS
    05 April 2018
    Our grantee Africa GreenCo among the Lab’s 9 sustainable investment vehicles for 2018
    The Lab – a public-private initiative composed of experts in sustainable investment from governments, development finance institutions, and the private sector – has picked nine new investment vehicles to drive much-needed finance to low-carbon, climate-resilient global development, out of over 100 ideas submitted into a competitive pool.
    02 April 2018
    Impact investment and blended finance for development agencies
    Convergence is part of a collective of organizations that is jointly organizing a three-day executive program that will provide valuable insights on how you can use public and/or philanthropic funds to attract private investments towards sustainable development.
  • 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.