Marketlinks Event

Investment Mobilization Platform - a new approach to mobilizing finance for development

April 30, 2019, 9:30 - 11:00am (9:30 - 11:00am)

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Jacinta Nduru, a proud Kenyan farmer, shows off her smile and harvest of potatoes. Photo by Brendan Bannon/Intersect.
Jacinta Nduru, a proud Kenyan farmer, shows off her smile and harvest of potatoes. Photo by Brendan Bannon/Intersect.

Financing for capital investment is critical to accomplishing development objectives – whether in health, agriculture, WASH, etc.  But facilitating the flow of such financing has long been a development challenge.

The Investment Mobilization Platform offers a new approach to overcoming this challenge – harnessing the twin tools of blended capital and pay-for-results to catalyze transaction.  Working on both the demand and supply side – the platform:

  • Engages transaction originators (compensated on a pay-for-results basis) it develops a pipeline of transactions critical to development objectives.
  • Establishes a broad and diverse network of finance providers with the ability to provide a spectrum of financial instruments (debt and equity)
  • Employs blended capital as needed to boost yield for transactions which strong economic benefits but may be slightly shy on financial return.

On April 30th Marketlinks hosted a webinar with speakers Lawrence Camp of USAID and Santiago Sedaca of Palladium, who discussed the Investment Mobilization Platforms being rolled out in Kenya and Haiti.