The impact of private and blended development cooperation: What can we expect in practice? – DCF Special Event at Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD-III)

Organized by UNDESA in the margins of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development 
Thursday, 16 July 2015 – 1:15 – 2:45 p.m., Radisson Blu Addis Ababa, Room Lalibela

The special event will examine the contours of the increasingly diverse landscape of private and blended development cooperation. This includes private activities in support of development, mainly provided by philanthropic and grant-making organizations and individuals, as well as public support which aims to attract private flows, including new models of finance, risk mitigation instruments, and efforts to provide an enabling environment to attract private funds. 

Given the growing magnitude and relevance of these types of development cooperation, the special event aims at better understanding what determines their effectiveness and development impact. Based on lessons learned by different development cooperation actors, the special event will identify opportunities and challenges to unlock their full potential to support implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. A policy brief on the issue will provide the main background document for the event. 

Speakers will include high-level officials from governments, the private sector and civil society organizations.