Session 1

Blended finance: From principles to practice

Drawing on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Blended Finance Principles and a diverse set of case studies in water and other sectors from Asia and Africa, this Stockholm World Water Week session will explore how blended finance instruments and mechanisms can be designed to mobilize additional commercial finance. It will examine how water-related investments can benefit from recent developments in blended finance, the prerequisites to make blended finance work at scale, and the ways to engage development finance institutions and private financiers.

  • Monday, August 27
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Location: FH 300
  • Co-conveners: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), World Water Council, Government of the Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure, IRC  

Session 2

Finance deep-dive: What are the real blockages to financing SDG 6?  Examples and recommendations to overcome them.

Financing the achievement of SDG 6 requires approaches relatively untested in the WASH sector. Moreover, existing blended finance mechanisms are predominantly available in wealthier countries. To appropriate blended solutions in lower-income countries, water and finance experts need to better understand how these mechanisms function so they can then develop context-specific adaptations with an eye to serving the poor. This session will showcase how existing blended financing instruments are (or are not) working for WASH with regard to the poorest and what changes in the enabling environment are required to attract the additional resources required for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 by 2030.

  • Tuesday, August 28
  • 8:30am-10:30am**
  • Location: 7A Centralen, Vasagatan 7, Stockholm
  • Co-convener: IRC

**Coffee and light breakfast will be served

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