Innovative Financing for Development in Asia and the Pacific

Government Policies on Impact Investment and Public Finance for Innovation

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To meet the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, financing for development needs to be dramatically scaled up. Innovative financing has the potential to bridge this gap by attracting private sector capital to support development objectives and by repurposing private sector financing instruments to address persistent development challenges. This report features a diverse selection of case studies on innovative financing mechanisms that have been implemented across the Asia-Pacific region. The report calls for governments to provide incentives for the private sector to move from economic-driven investments to impact investments generating social, environmental and financial returns and offers strategic recommendations based on the lessons learned from experiences in the region.




Throughout the region, innovations in financing for development are creating new possibilities in the investment sector and accelerating progress towards the 2030 Agenda. This report showcased innovative financing initiatives, policies and economic models that have emerged in the region. The analysis of those innovations adds to the knowledge base on financing for development. The lessons learned from each case study can help policymakers evaluate the potential of different initiatives. Each case study also provided guidance for policymakers who may wish to replicate those approaches in countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region.


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