Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—an ambitious agenda for improving people’s lives and the planet’s future by 2030—requires more resources than are currently devoted to development.
In fact, the annual investment gap for meeting those goals is $2.5 trillion per year, according to United Nations estimates. Blended finance is a strategic tool to bridge that gap by catalyzing private capital towards projects with a high development impact.
Blended finance is the targeted use of concessional funding in high-impact projects in which actual or perceived risks are too high for commercial finance alone. For instance, a project may be sound economically but struggle to access commercial capital because of lack of familiarity in a given technology, limited market track record, uncertain revenue stream or inadequate contractual arrangements.
Partnering with IDB Invest
With over $800 million of donor funds under management for blended finance, IDB Invest has a long-standing expertise in channeling partners’ concessional resources to the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean.
As an institution, we rely on strong internal controls and dedicated teams that ensure a disciplined, efficient and high-impact use of our partners’ concessional resources.
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Matthieu leads the Blended Finance Team at IDB Invest, which he joined in 2017. He is responsible for managing concessional resources that are invested in transformational projects where risks are too high for commercial finance alone. He is the IDB Group’s focal point for blended finance issues.
Before joining the IDB Group, Matthieu worked as Structured Finance Senior Specialist for the Green Climate Fund, the largest multilateral climate finance fund. He also worked at BNP Paribas as Vice President in Structured Debt Capital Markets with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Matthieu earned a master’s degree and a bachelor's degree in finance from Grenoble École de Management (France).