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CAFIID Knowledge Exchange Series on Innovative Finance

CAFIID Knowledge Exchange Series on Innovative Finance

cafiid kxs full.pngMay 01 | 2019

Oikocredit Canada is pleased to support the Canadian Forum for Impact Investing and Development (CAFIID) with a series of workshops on new models of investment and financing in emerging markets.

The CAFIID Knowledge Exchange Series on Innovative Finance will provide information, learning and networking to members and invited guests in cities Montreal (May 8), Ottawa (September 9), Toronto (May27) and Vancouver (September 26). Innovative financing for development refers to initiatives that aim to raise new funds for development or to optimize the use of current funds. Blended finance is a leading form of innovative finance which seeks to improve the risk-return profiles of investment opportunities in developing countries to mobilize private sector investment in a project, company, portfolio, or country that they would otherwise not invest in. 

The workshop will:

  • Provide participants a beginner- to intermediate-level of knowledge of innovative finance and blended finance for developing countries

  • Describe how blended finance is a sub-set of innovative finance

  • Describe how blended finance is one tool in the development toolbox which complements traditional tools such as grants, technical assistance, capacity building, sovereign loans and development finance

  • Describe how development capital can be deployed in a blended finance transaction to create an acceptable risk-return investment profile that can mobilize private sector investment to increase the quantity and quality of financing and investment in developing countries

  • Describe the ‘State of Blended Finance’ globally and in Canada (i.e., key trends and current landscape)

  • Describe the main international advancements and activities in blended finance, including the OECD Blended Finance Principles and the Tri Hita Karan Roadmap for Blended Finance

  • Profile good practice innovative finance / blended finance case studies, skewing towards Canadian organizations 

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