Launched at the UN Conference on Financing for Development in July 2015 in Addis Ababa, the goal of SDIP is to mobilize the use of blended finance in sustainable investments in developing countries.
The secretariat is housed at the World Economic Forum and OECD, with three clear objectives:
Address financing challenges in emerging and frontier markets
Adopt a practical approach to applying blended finance to real-world projects to reach financial close
Deliver scale, speed, efficiency and risk mitigation through coordination of public and private interests
What does SDIP offer?
SDIP leverages the unparalleled convening power and impartial thought leadership platforms of the World Economic Forum and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to create the right conditions and required enabling environment to attract private sector participation across the entire blended finance value chain.
High level engagement
Engage with key policy makers and Heads of State / Government, Ministers and Presidents of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs).
Draw on the knowledge and expertise of CEOs and C-suite executives spanning the blended finance value chain, including providers of capital and risk products, asset owners and service providers, and support sectors.
The initial focus of SDIP has been on sustainable infrastructure investments, given their importance to closing the overall financing gap to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Focus on priority sectors
Engage with the World Economic Forum System Initiative communities in critical blended finance sectors such as Infrastructure, Urban Development, Energy, ICT, Water, Environment, Agriculture and Health.
Platform for related initiatives
Coordinate and collaborate with other key blended finance and infrastructure initiatives to allow scaling and replication.
Geographic focus with local technical expertise
Combine global reach with regional focus and presence, with an initial deep focus on the African and ASEAN regions. Technical expertise provided by the African Development Bank, Development Bank of Southern Africa, and the Industrial Development Corporation of Southern Africa.
Global and regional leader-level events
Leverage the global and regional events hosted by the World Economic Forum and OECD (such as the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, regional meetings and OECD Blended Finance Workshops).
Thought leadership and policy expertise
Draw on the knowledge and expertise of senior policy experts spanning all aspects of blended finance.