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To Blend or not to Blend: Towards a Belgian Blended Finance Policy


  • Hugo Couderé

    (Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp)


Since the third international conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa (July 2015) and the proclamation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, September 2015), the aid industry has a new mantra: “From Billions to Trillions” , and Blended Finance is declared to be the outspoken path to get there. The catalytic use of Belgian Development cooperation towards the private sector and an SDG engagement of the private sector requires a comprehensive Blended Finance policy. This paper wants to contribute to such a policy, by clarifying concepts, giving some necessary theoretic background, giving an overview of the state of global Blended Finance and situate Blended Finance in the Belgian and European context...

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  • Hugo Couderé, 2018. "To Blend or not to Blend: Towards a Belgian Blended Finance Policy," BeFinD Working Papers 0128, University of Namur, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:nam:befdwp:0128

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