Core activities

SDIP employs a multi-pronged approach to achieving its goal of mobilizing blended finance in high-impact development projects.

Through its platform approach, SDIP also encourages and supports SDIP members to share and scale their blended finance related activities. 

Since its inception in 2015, SDIP has put in place a solid foundation to mobilize and scale blended finance in sustainable investments in developing countries. SDIP will continue to help scale and mainstream blended finance in 2018, with emphasis on engaging local communities in the African and ASEAN regions.

To find out more about each workstream, click on the relevant heading. 

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Project Investment Review Group (PRG)

Present live projects that lend themselves to blended finance solutions to the membership for potential funding and/or de-risking.

SDIP has established a pipeline of 75 projects; 25 of these have been reviewed by its members, who have helped improve terms for several projects under final negotiation


Scaling Blended Finance Mechanisms

Identify, scale and replicate blended finance mechanisms and instruments that are effective in bringing projects to a financial close. 

SDIP has showcased 14 financing models, with efforts underway to replicate and scale the most effective of these


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Policy Guidance

Support the development and implementation of frameworks that will encourage systematic adoption of blended finance best practices.

SDIP collaborated with the OECD DAC on blended finance Principles and Principles for Sustainable Infrastructure. 

More information can be found on the dedicated OECD page.

Regional Engagement on Blended Finance

Through our regional hub concept, SDIP is able to implement blended finance at the local level. Each hub is formed of an engaged community of local institutions (including local representatives of global institutions) able to provide specific insight into regional challenges, share best practices, and support governments on how to finance project pipelines effectively. 

SDIP has launched the Africa Hub, with offices established in Abidjan and Johannesburg; an ASEAN Hub is being explored