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How High-Impact Businesses in Emerging Markets Are Pivoting in the COVID Crisis

October 1, 2020
This article previously ran in ImpactAlpha and was written by Kristin Kelly Jangraw and Emily Langhorne, USAID INVEST.  Read the original post. Without immediate support, many social businesses and impact-first companies working to end poverty and implement sustainable development will be wiped out. ~ Saskia Bruysten, CEO, Yunus Social Business

Power Banks: How Commercial Bank Lending is Catalyzing Off-Grid Household Electrification in Rwanda

June 12, 2020
In many developing countries, the companies that build, supply, and sell clean energy solutions have difficulty obtaining bank loans or other financing to expand their businesses or reach new markets. This blog shares how Power Africa is working with the Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) Activity to support off-grid energy companies in Rwanda.

Check Out the New Finance Wiki

April 6, 2020
The USAID Private Sector Engagement Team is excited to launch the new Finance Wiki on Marketlinks. This resource is intended to help development practitioners deepen their knowledge of development finance.

Blended Finance and Gender-Lens Investing

March 11, 2020
Blended finance has demonstrated the ability to mobilize additional financing for gender-focused projects and companies that advantage women and narrow the gender gap, with a quarter of all blended transactions demonstrating alignment with SDG 5 (Gender Equality) to date.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Blended Finance

March 5, 2020
Blended finance is the strategic use of development funds, such as those from government aid and philanthropic sources, to mobilize private capital for social and environment results, such as improving infrastructure, education, agriculture, healthcare, and more.