The use of blended finance—defined as the strategic use of public and philanthropic resources to mobilize private capital to achieve development outcomes—is growing rapidly. However, its application to the health sector has been limited, representing only 3 percent of transactions in recent years. Blended finance for family planning programming has been unexplored, despite evidence that investment in this service area has cascading benefits to multiple sectors and supports sustainable development goals. In this context, HP+ assessed financing challenges within family planning programs and explored whether blended finance can be used to address them. In this brief, HP+ presents promising blended finance opportunities for engagement by donors and country leaders.
Lee, B. and K. Klein. 2020. Blended Finance for Family Planning: Mobilizing Private Capital for Persisting Challenges. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.
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