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Analysis: emerging trends and key stakeholders in the development finance community

Key Insights
SID-United States serves as a forum dedicated to sustainable economic, social, and political development
Uzma Ashraf Barton and Christy Sisko currently serve as Co-Chairs for SID-US's Development Finance Workgroup
This blog analyzes the latest trends in development finance and sheds light on how the Development Finance Workgroup serves as a catalyst for discussion and knowledge sharing

A new blog written by Uzma Ashraf Barton and Christy Sisko, co-chairs of the SID-US Development Finance Workgroup, tackles the evolving landscape of development finance, highlighting the critical role of technology, inclusive finance, and ESG investments in driving sustainable growth.

SID-United States is the largest and most active chapter of the Society for International Development (SID), an international network founded in 1957 to serve as a global forum dedicated to sustainable economic, social, and political development.

Barton and Sisko’s piece reflects on the insights garnered from the Development Finance Workgroup’s annual planning meeting, where practitioners discussed ways to bridge financial gaps and foster economic development. The blog emphasizes the collaborative efforts of development finance institutions, the public sector, the private sector, and civil society in mobilizing resources and creating enabling environments for impactful investments.

Blended finance mechanisms are highlighted as a tool to increase private sector engagement, including an example from CrossBoundary Advisory’s work supporting a US$2.8 million capital raise for a Tunisian biogas company through the USAID INVEST mechanism.

For a deeper exploration of these topics, we invite you to read the full article:

Emerging Trends and Key Stakeholders in Development Finance Community.

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