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Private Capital for Sustainable Development: Concepts, Issues and Options for Engagement in Impact Investing and Innovative Finance

Evaluation Study 2016/2

Summary

The report summarises the findings of a study on the strategies and tools available to donor agencies and their partners to leverage and deploy private capital for sustainable development.

Reviewing experience with funds and investment vehicles in the fields of innovative finance and impact investing, the study is intended to inform the future engagement of Danida and other bilateral donor agencies in these fields.

The report is divided into the following chapters: introduction, key concepts, critical issues in impact and financial performance, critical issues in fund design and institutional considerations, and conclusions and options for action. Annexes provide more detail on the methodology used for the study, key concepts and additional background research.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations

Executive Summary

1 Introduction

2 Key Concepts

3 Critical Issues: Impact and Financial Performance

4 Critical Issues: Fund Design and Institutional Considerations

5 Conclusions and Options for Engagement

6 Bibliography

The following annexes to the evaluation report can be downloaded from http://evaluation.um.dk:

Annex A Terms of Reference

Annex B Persons interviewed

Annex C Methodology

Annex D Fact sheets of funds and vehicles

Annex E Market overview

Annex F Perspectives on additionality

Annex G Investor profiles

Annex H Typology of Funds

Annex I MDB and IFI poverty oriented private sector investment programmes Annex J Directions in impact assessment

Annex K Field building: the cases of Ghana and South Africa

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