Flat ODA and blended finance: What it means for aid implementers

Impact investing, domestic resource mobilization, blended finance — where do aid implementers fit inside this complex development funding picture? Photo by: Iain Browne / CC BY-NC-ND

If 2015 was the year for setting goals and signing on to global commitments, 2016 could be the year of figuring out how to pay for it.

Financing to support the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate change accord will have a distinctly different feel than that of the era of Millennium Development Goals. The development finance picture today bears little resemblance to that of only a decade ago.

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    Michael Igoe

    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.