Improving Impact: Increasing Blended Finance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Improving Impact: Increasing Blended Finance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

“Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.”
-    James E. Faust

The above quote from James E. Faust lies at the heart of the movement to go from Development Finance Institutions to Blended Finance Institutions or “from DFI to BFI” as a key contribution to the global effort to strengthen collective action from public, philanthropic and private sector investors to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For it is absolute honesty that has led to leaders from public, philanthropic and private sectors to acknowledge their need for each other and their limited knowledge of each other’s investment values, to redesign development finance and launch a new way to blend capital to promote sustainable development and inclusive growth.