2021 Blended Finance & Impact Week


With the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on developing countries there is a critical need to address both the immediate health emergency and the longer-term socio-economic consequences that developing countries will face in the protracted crisis. Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) have been major actors in the response to the crisis and have an opportunity to play an important role in the recovery phase. A Statement on the role of DFIs, MDBs and Shareholders in building back better in the wake of COVID-19 was drafted and published in November 2020 by a designated group under the Tri Hita Karana (THK) Roadmap on Blended Finance. The session will revisit the Statement and discuss perspectives and interventions of DFIs/MDBs/Shareholders under the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderator: San Bilal, Head of Program Trade, Investment and Finance, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)