21 November 2018

International Conference on Blended Development Finance and the New Industrial Policy

The International Conference on Blended Development Finance and the New Industrial Policy, held the 8-9 November, was jointly organised by the Center for Global Development, CDC Group and the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development to illuminate how public and private institutions might work better together and propose concrete solutions to accelerate effective development financing.

The Conference was expected to launch needed research, generate productive debate and foster long-term collaboration across the political and professional spectra as well as discuss the design of financial instruments for blending public and private funds and how financing could be structured to maximise the development leverage of foreign and domestic funds.

By mixing academic sessions with high-level policy panels, the Conference sought to bring together practitioners working in private sector development and academics who research how to set up the institutions and procedures that will govern blended finance.

Panel: Development Finance Institutions at the Crossroads

Panel: Lessons from Blended Finance

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